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Heart Failure (Congestive Heart Failure) Medications

Definition of Heart Failure:

The purpose of the heart is to pump blood, which contains oxygen and nutrients, to the rest of the body. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is simply the failure of the heart to perform this main function adequately. Of course, a lack of blood pumped to the body is only considered CHF if the heart actually receives a sufficient volume of blood from the incoming vessels in the first place (i.e., normal filling pressures). When there is not enough blood for the heart to pump out, the problem is not CHF.

Congestive Heart Failure occurs when the flow of blood from the heart (cardiac output) decreases, or fluid backs-up behind the failing ventricle, or both.

Drugs associated with Heart Failure

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Heart Failure. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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Accupril (Pro, More...)
generic name: quinapril class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
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5.3
Aldactone (Pro, More...)
generic name: spironolactone class: aldosterone receptor antagonists, potassium-sparing diuretics
1 review
   
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3.0
Altace (Pro, More...)
generic name: ramipril class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
1 review
   
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9.5
Apresoline (Pro, More...)
generic name: hydralazine class: vasodilators
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Atacand (Pro, More...)
generic name: candesartan class: angiotensin II inhibitors
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Cardizem (Pro, More...)
generic name: diltiazem class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics
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Coreg (More...)
generic name: carvedilol class: non-cardioselective beta blockers
10 reviews
   
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9.6
Coumadin (Pro, More...)
generic name: warfarin class: coumarins and indandiones
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6.0
Diovan (Pro, More...)
generic name: valsartan class: angiotensin II inhibitors
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Imdur (Pro, More...)
generic name: isosorbide mononitrate class: antianginal agents
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8.0
Lanoxin (More...)
generic name: digoxin class: group V antiarrhythmics, inotropic agents
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5.5
Lasix (Pro, More...)
generic name: furosemide class: loop diuretics
1 review
   
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9.4
Lotensin (Pro, More...)
generic name: benazepril class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
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9.0
Metoprolol Succinate ER (More...)
generic name: metoprolol class: cardioselective beta blockers
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9.0
Nitrostat (Pro, More...)
generic name: nitroglycerin class: antianginal agents, vasodilators
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Norvasc (More...)
generic name: amlodipine class: calcium channel blocking agents
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7.0
Prinivil (More...)
generic name: lisinopril class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
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7.0
Toprol-XL (More...)
generic name: metoprolol class: cardioselective beta blockers
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8.0
Vasotec (Pro, More...)
generic name: enalapril class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
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8.0
Zestril (More...)
generic name: lisinopril class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
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8.0
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