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What are treatments for congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Medications

The categories of medicines used are called ace inhibitors, arb's, beta blockers, diuretics, and digoxin.
Other things can be done such as salt and/or fluid restriction. Control of the underlying cause of the heart failure also needs to be considered. That might require repairing a valve, removing a blockage in an artery, or treating high blood pressure.

In brief: Medications

The categories of medicines used are called ace inhibitors, arb's, beta blockers, diuretics, and digoxin.
Other things can be done such as salt and/or fluid restriction. Control of the underlying cause of the heart failure also needs to be considered. That might require repairing a valve, removing a blockage in an artery, or treating high blood pressure.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multifacet approach

1 improve heart function with medications such as beta blockers, acei/ arb, aldactone, (spironolactone) good blood pressure and diabetes control, correct valve problems, blockages&arrhythmia 2.
Remove excess fluid or prevent accumulation by salt restriction and diuretics 3.Improve the efficiency of the skeletal muscles as by exercise program 4.Improve the capacity of blood to carry oxygen by treating anemia.

In brief: Multifacet approach

1 improve heart function with medications such as beta blockers, acei/ arb, aldactone, (spironolactone) good blood pressure and diabetes control, correct valve problems, blockages&arrhythmia 2.
Remove excess fluid or prevent accumulation by salt restriction and diuretics 3.Improve the efficiency of the skeletal muscles as by exercise program 4.Improve the capacity of blood to carry oxygen by treating anemia.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CHF

Medications: ace-i, beta blocker, and diuretic classes of medications are the main stay.
Other treatments could include lvad, icd, biv pacing, and even cardiac transplant all depending on the severity of problems. This is a complex problem and needs to be discussed with your physician.

In brief: CHF

Medications: ace-i, beta blocker, and diuretic classes of medications are the main stay.
Other treatments could include lvad, icd, biv pacing, and even cardiac transplant all depending on the severity of problems. This is a complex problem and needs to be discussed with your physician.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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