TITLE

Understanding chronic heart failure

AUTHOR(S)
Fenton, Matthew; Burch, Michael
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2007, Vol. 92 Issue 9, p812
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The key principles of chronic heart failure and the development of clinical management strategies are described. The physiological changes in chronic heart failure and the clinical management of children with heart failure are considered, but the treatment of heart failure related to congenital heart disease or the intensive care management of heart failure are not mentioned as both topics require consideration in their own right. A greater understanding of the maladaptive responses to chronic heart failure has enabled targeted therapy to be introduced with consequent improvement in symptoms, reduction in hospitalisation and lower mortality.
ACCESSION #
26522969

 

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