A krónikus szívelégtelenség nem gyógyszeres kezelése

Translated title of the contribution: Non-pharmacological treatment of chronic heart failure

Merkely Béla, Róka Attila

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Heart failure has a poor prognosis despite the advances in pharmacological treatment. The utilization of non-pharmacological treatment with appropriate indications significantly improves the quality of life and life expectancy of these patients. Cardiac resynchronization therapy with biventricular pacemaker has a clinically proven efficacy In the treatment of heart failure associated with intraventricular dyssynchrony. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators decrease the mortality from sudden cardiac death. Heart transplantation is needed in cases refractory to therapy. There are several other non-pharmacological treatment approaches, including mechanical circulatory assist devices, total artificial heart and ultrafiltration, whose routine application is not recommended due to limited clinical experience, but the initial results are promising.

Translated title of the contributionNon-pharmacological treatment of chronic heart failure
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)481-487
Number of pages7
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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