Chronic heart failure – specifics of treating seniors

Authors: L. Pavlíčková;  A. Cybulja
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2015, 4, č. 2: 74-80
Category: Review Article


Heart failure is a serious disease with a higher prevalence in senior age. There are several drug classes, which are recommended for the treatment of chronic heart failure. In this article we discuss these drugs and also mention specific aspects of pharmacotherapy in seniors. We also mention the possibilities of non-surgical device treatment and cardio-surgical interventions. At the end we discuss palliative care approach, which is appropriate for the treatment of irreversible terminal heart failure.

heart failure – pharmacotherapy – palliative care


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