Echocardiographic Monitoring of Patients with Heart Failure

  • Amra Macić-Džanković Department of Cardiology, General Hospital “Prim. dr Abdulah Nakaš“
  • Fuad Džanković Clinic for Bone Surgery, University of Sarajevo Clinics Centre
  • Belma Pojskić Department of Cardiology, Cantonal Hospital Zenica
  • Amira Skopljak Public Institution of Health Care, Canton Sarajevo
Keywords: echocardiogram, systolic dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, mortality and survival rate

Abstract

Department of Cardiology, General Hospital "Prim. dr Abdulah Nakas", Kranjcevićeva 12, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Twenty seven patients diagnosed as having systolic heart failure with Ejection Fraction (EF) of less than 40% by echocardiography were monitored over a period of 3 years. The monitored parameters included clinical symptoms, diastolic dysfunction, therapies and survival during three years of treatment. The results indicate a beneficial effect of treatment with high doses of ACE-inhibitors, spironolactone and beta-blockers in improving clinical symptoms and diastolic function. The survival rate was similar to that in the developed European countries.

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Published
2007-11-20
How to Cite
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Macić-Džanković A, Džanković F, Pojskić B, Skopljak A. Echocardiographic Monitoring of Patients with Heart Failure. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2007Nov.20 [cited 2019Jun.17];7(4):339-44. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3024
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