Thursday, February 2, 2017

CHF treatment mnemonic

Here's a simple updated mnemonic on pharmacotherapy of congestive heart failure: UNLOAD FAST

U- Upright position/ Ultrafiltration
N- Nitrates
L- Lisinopril (ACE inhibitors)
O- Oxygen therapy
A- Aquapheresis/ ARBs/ Aldosterone inhibitors
D- Digoxin/ Diuretics

F- Furosemide/ Fluid restriction
A- Arterial dilators (to decrease Afterload)
S- Sodium restriction
T- Theophylline/ Thiamine/ Taurine

Latest updates suggest new classes of drugs for the treatment of CHF, approved by the USFDA -
- Angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors (a combination tablet of valsartan and sacubitril)
- Sino-atrial node modulator (ivabradine)

Thats all
- Jaskunwar Singh

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