Adjunctive therapy and management of the transition of care in patients with heart failure

Scott Feitell, Shelley R. Hankins, Howard Eisen

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Abstract

Heart failure is a costly and difficult disease to treat. However, new metrics make it an imperative to keep these patients out of the hospital. Implementing and maintaining patients on successful treatment plans is difficult. A multitude of factors make transitioning care to the outpatient setting difficult. A careful and well-orchestrated team of cardiologists, general practitioners, nurses, and ancillary support staff can make an important difference to patient care. A strong body of literature supports the use of pharmacologic therapy, and evidence-based therapies can improve mortality and quality of life, and reduce hospital admissions. Adjunctive therapies can be equally important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-174
Number of pages12
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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