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What are treatments for heart failure?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Salt, liquid control

Then diuresis i.e.
Water pills by mouth or IV then some medicines may help like ace inhibitors or arbs or IV drips like dobutamine, melrinone, or Nesiritide in severe cases. In severe selected cases, heart transplant may be an option. Note, if no fluid overload happens, using salt & fluid restriction, the overwhelming majority of these patients will stay away from hospital and it's complications.

In brief: Salt, liquid control

Then diuresis i.e.
Water pills by mouth or IV then some medicines may help like ace inhibitors or arbs or IV drips like dobutamine, melrinone, or Nesiritide in severe cases. In severe selected cases, heart transplant may be an option. Note, if no fluid overload happens, using salt & fluid restriction, the overwhelming majority of these patients will stay away from hospital and it's complications.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: CHF

Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is.
Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment.

In brief: CHF

Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is.
Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment.
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