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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
36 years experience Cardiology
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.
Answered on Nov 22, 2014
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Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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.
Answered on Feb 20, 2013
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