Combination drug therapy in patients with heart failure tenets of rational polypharmacy: Tenets of rational polypharmacy

S. Vardan, Craig Pratt

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Abstract

Combining drugs to treat patients with heart disease is common. It is important to assess this practice with respect to sound principles of therapeutics and review what has become a complicated and challenging practice, combining drugs to treat heart failure. The purpose of this review is to consider the philosophy of polypharmacy in heart failure and formulate specific recommendations regarding the creation of a rational pharmacologic approach to these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology in review
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
  • Beta-adrenergic blockers
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diuretics
  • Drug combinations
  • Therapeutic compliance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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