A new study found that 6 of 7 standard heart failure treatment guidelines were responsible for lowering all-cause death in heart failure patients by as much as 81% over a two year period.
The study showed these treatments to be the most powerful.
Treatment Relative Death Risk
ACE Inhibitor/ARB drugs 0.56
Beta blocker drugs 0.42
Anticoagulation drugs for atrial fibrillation 0.73
ICD implant 0.62
Cardiac Resynchroniztion Therapy 0.44
Heart-failure education 0.73
A seventh treatment, Aldosterone antagonist drugs proved to be no better than placebo.
Which of these therapies are you using and what has been your experience? Show this study to your doc and let us know what he or she says!
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