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Article: Management of heart failure with current perspectives

TitleManagement of heart failure with current perspectives
Authors
KeywordsHeart failure
aetiology
diagnosis
management
Issue Date1995
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 1995, v. 17 n. 11, p. 520-537 How to Cite?
AbstractHeart failure is defined as a pathophysiological state in which an abnormality of cardiac function is responsible for the failure of the heart to pump blood at a rate commensurate with the requirements of the metabolising tissues and/or to be able to do so only from an elevated filling pressure.' This abnormality in cardiac function is reflected by the occurrence of exercise intolerance. Although heart failure is known for a long time in medical history, this condition is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. Various studies have demonstrated around 50% mortality rate over 2-5 years or an annual mortality rate of about 25% in patients with left ventricular dysfunction.2'3 In addition, repeated hospital-isation for treatment of worsening heart failure has placed a severe strain on the health care system. In this article, the preventive and treatment strategies currently available for the management of heart failure will be discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45160
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorNg, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, CPen_HK
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dc.date.issued1995en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 1995, v. 17 n. 11, p. 520-537en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-3948en_HK
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dc.description.abstractHeart failure is defined as a pathophysiological state in which an abnormality of cardiac function is responsible for the failure of the heart to pump blood at a rate commensurate with the requirements of the metabolising tissues and/or to be able to do so only from an elevated filling pressure.' This abnormality in cardiac function is reflected by the occurrence of exercise intolerance. Although heart failure is known for a long time in medical history, this condition is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. Various studies have demonstrated around 50% mortality rate over 2-5 years or an annual mortality rate of about 25% in patients with left ventricular dysfunction.2'3 In addition, repeated hospital-isation for treatment of worsening heart failure has placed a severe strain on the health care system. In this article, the preventive and treatment strategies currently available for the management of heart failure will be discussed.en_HK
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dc.publisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/en_HK
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dc.subjectHeart failureen_HK
dc.subjectaetiologyen_HK
dc.subjectdiagnosisen_HK
dc.subjectmanagementen_HK
dc.titleManagement of heart failure with current perspectivesen_HK
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