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Are diuretics overused in the treatment of chronic heart failure?

Item Type:Editorial
Title:Are diuretics overused in the treatment of chronic heart failure?
Creators Name:Vaz Perez, A. and Anker, S.D. and Dietz, R. and Rauchhaus, M.
Abstract:Diuretics are used for symptomatic treatment of chronic heart failure; however, no randomized trials have yet assessed the long-term effects of these agents on morbidity and mortality. In this article, Vaz Pérez and colleagues question the assumption that long-term diuretic therapy is beneficial and opine that the currently available data do not support the routine use of diuretics as a cornerstone of long-term medical treatment for patients with chronic heart failure.
Keywords:Chronic Disease, Clinical Trials as Topic, Diuretics, Drug Utilization, Evidence-Based Medicine, Heart Failure, Physicians' Practice Patterns, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Research Design, Treatment Outcome, Animals
Source:Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group (U.K.)
Page Range:238-239
Date:May 2008
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1038/ncpcardio1152
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