Progress in drug treatment of elderly chronic heart failure
Chronic heart failure(CHF) is a serious public health problem in the world, which occurs mostly in the elderly, with extremely high morbidity and mortality. The physiological changes in the cardiovascular system caused by aging are an independent risk factor for CHF. For this reason, effective drug treatment is often used to improve the clinical symptoms and quality of life of older CHF patients, and ultimately achieve the goal of reducing hospitalization rate and cardiovascular mortality. This article describes recent progress of drug therapy for older patients in chronic heart failure.
Keywords: Aging, older patients, chronic heart failure, drug therapy