Patients With Heart Failure Still Undertreated

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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 9/26/2005 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Patients With Heart Failure Still Undertreated and the highest risk patients disproportionately so:
 
(scroll to the middle of page where you will see this topic) Please let me know if it does not work. Otherwise you can go to about.com and type in heart disease and it should give you a list of sites, with the about.com heart and cardi. part where you can find this article.
 
This is always encouraging (said tongue in cheek!!!) when you read an article like this. However, while this study was conducted in Canada, past studies have shown that American and European doctors tend to behave similarly with regard to the treatment of heart failure, and it is quite likely that these results reflect the standard of practice for Western medicine. ARghhhh!!
 
The article also talks about the most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology emphasizing the use of these drugs in all patients with heart failure.
 


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Teri16
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   Posted 9/26/2005 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Kathy!!

I'm going to go check that one out for sure - my spy ware wouldn't let me go there from here.
I can't go out and play now! lol

Bunches of hugs, Teri :)
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 9/26/2005 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know why I can't just copy and paste in our message window here and let it work! wahhh, but it is a good article.
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   Posted 9/26/2005 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
You do a great job!! Anyone can copy and paste this into their search bar/address bar and find this easily. Thank you, Kathy!! :)
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Teri16
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   Posted 9/28/2005 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy! :)
 
Finally had a chance to read this one and it was a good
one!  tongue
 
I was on an ace inhibitor and calcium blocker (beta blockers can cause problems with someone who has asthma - me).  They took me off of both of those, as my normally low BP was really sinking.  Though, the Digoxin seemed to be helping to keep me compensated.  Recently, as many know, my heart started to go back into both right and left sided heart failure once again, just the tip of the iceberg though - this time I continued with the Digoxin, but they had to add Lasix only prn as that, too can cause low BP.  Now I'm on Coreg 'the wonder drug' for heart failure and after one week, I am definitely noticing some results - no asthma, but I'm on a low dose for now!  Still causes some tiredness, but I'm starting to feel some strength returning!  The swelling is gone for the most part - I'm sure that's helping as well. 
 
So there are plenty of medications out there for heart failure patients, as you all can see - if only more Dr.'s would utilize them!
 
Thanks again for the article, Kathy!  I hope you are doing okay?  Is the coreg helping you at all yet?
 
Bunches of Hugs, Teri tongue


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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 9/28/2005 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I am doing okay. I have felt really tired this week. I've not been able to breathe very well and I think my cpap is not working as effectively because of that. I have one more trip up north on Friday and that might help too. Just a long trip every weekend, or almost every weekend. I am not sure if the coreg is helping or not. I was put on it right away, but on the other hand my heart had improved after a year being on it. so I guess it did!!! I am glad you are feeling better, Teri. Hugs.
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