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Title: More help for patients with less severe heart failure
Author: Bossenbroek, Kelly; Mounsey, Anne L.
Keywords: heart failure
myocardial infarction
hyperkalemia
Date: 2011-08
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 60(8) 2011: 482+.
Abstract: Prescribe a mineralocorticoid-receptor antagonist for patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II systolic heart failure and an ejection fraction (EF) ≤30%. Eplerenone has been found to decrease hospitalizations for heart failure and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Strength of Recommendation A: Based on one high-quality randomized controlled trial (RCT).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11372

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