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Characteristics, Treatment and Short-term Survival of Patients with Heart Failure in a Cardiology Private Practice in Jamaica

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139–43
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A retrospective analysis of outpatients with heart failure revealed rates of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and β blocker use similar to those achieved in recent randomized trials. Short-term survival was high.

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Background: Randomized clinical trials have demonstrated improvement in mortality with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), β blockers and aldosterone antagonists. The use of these lifesaving
treatments remain inadequate.

Aim: To determine the clinical features, aetiology, treatment and short-term survival of heart failure in a cardiology private practice in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Characteristics and Control of Severe Hypertension in a Specialist, Private Practice in Jamaica

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315–18
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The authors propose that patients with severe hypertension will require four or more antihypertensives for adequate long-term control. Most are symptomatic at presentation.

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Objective: To determine the characteristics of patients with severe uncontrolled hypertension, in a Jamaican specialist practice; the level of blood pressure control achieved in routine clinical practice, and the number/type of antihypertensive medications required for blood pressure control.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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