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Medical therapy of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: current evidence and new developments


Naegele, Matthias; Flammer, Andreas J; Enseleit, Frank; Ruschitzka, Frank (2016). Medical therapy of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: current evidence and new developments. Swiss Medical Weekly, 146:w14295.

Abstract

Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is a common cardiovascular condition with a significant individual and societal burden. Although it was previously known as a palliative condition, medical drug therapies that were developed in the last four decades significantly reduced morbidity and mortality of the disease. The cornerstone of HFrEF therapy remains the blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and the β-adrenergic systems. This review aims to give an overview and update on established disease-modifying therapies in HFrEF, discuss advances and setbacks in the treatment of selected comorbidities and provide an outlook on upcoming therapies including the new concept of dual angiotensin receptor and neprilysin inhibition.

Abstract

Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is a common cardiovascular condition with a significant individual and societal burden. Although it was previously known as a palliative condition, medical drug therapies that were developed in the last four decades significantly reduced morbidity and mortality of the disease. The cornerstone of HFrEF therapy remains the blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and the β-adrenergic systems. This review aims to give an overview and update on established disease-modifying therapies in HFrEF, discuss advances and setbacks in the treatment of selected comorbidities and provide an outlook on upcoming therapies including the new concept of dual angiotensin receptor and neprilysin inhibition.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2016
Deposited On:10 Feb 2017 07:19
Last Modified:02 Feb 2018 12:08
Publisher:EMH Swiss Medical Publishers
ISSN:0036-7672
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.4414/smw.2016.14295
PubMed ID:26968014

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