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What are some drugs which may be used in the management of the patient with heart failure?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
HF drugs: Several different classes of drugs are used to treat hf. Beta-blockers(carvedilol, bisoprolol, metoprolol succinate), ace inhibitors or arb's (angiotensin receptor blockers), aldosterone antagonists (spironolactone, eplerenone), and diuretics as needed. Digoxin can be added for heart rate control in those patients who have atrial fibrillation but is not a mainstay of therapy.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Heart failure meds. : Heart failure medications include beta blockers, diuretics, ace inhibitors, digoxin. These are used in various combinations to achieve better heart function and control of symptoms.

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