Pharmacotherapy Of Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality worldwide. Drug therapies historically have focused on the endpoint components of this syndrome, volume overload (congestion) and myocardial dysfunction (heart failure), with treatment strategies emphasizing the use of diuretics and cardiac glycosides. While effective in relieving symptoms and in stabilizing patients with hemodynamic decompensation, such therapies have not improved survival. Recent work has provided new insights into the induction and propagation of CHF, building a conceptual framework in which heart failure is viewed as a consequence of disordered circulatory dynamics and pathologic cardiac remodeling. These developments have had a major positive impact on the treatment of CHF that has improved survival.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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