Nitrates in Chronic Heart Failure

  • Wulf-Dirk Bussmann


Nitrates are excellent agents in the treatment of acute heart failure. Striking clinical and hemodynamic improvement can be achieved in acute pulmonary edema, left heart failure during the acute phase of myocardial infarction, papillary muscle syndrome or rupture of the interventricular septum, hypertensive crisis concomitant with heart failure, and certain types of cardiogenic shock. Isosorbide dinitrate and nitroglycerin have been investigated extensively. Their actions will be reviewed briefly.


Chronic Heart Failure Pulmonary Artery Pressure Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure Left Ventricular Filling Pressure Isosorbide Dinitrate 
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