Adjunctive therapy and management of the transition of care in patients with heart failure.
Cardiol Clin. 2014 Feb;32(1):163-74
Authors: Feitell S, Hankins SR, Eisen HJ
Heart failure is a costly and difficult disease to treat. However, new metrics make it an imperative to keep these patients out of the hospital. Implementing and maintaining patients on successful treatment plans is difficult. A multitude of factors make transitioning care to the outpatient setting difficult. A careful and well-orchestrated team of cardiologists, general practitioners, nurses, and ancillary support staff can make an important difference to patient care. A strong body of literature supports the use of pharmacologic therapy, and evidence-based therapies can improve mortality and quality of life, and reduce hospital admissions. Adjunctive therapies can be equally important.
PMID: 24286587 [PubMed - in process]