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Drug Usage Evaluation: Nesiritide (Natrecor®)

By K. N. Blackburn, J. D. Slechta and L. S. Hale


Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body. Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is an acute worsening of CHF. The patient is acutely ill, generally requires hospitalization, and has significant symptoms such as shortness of air and excess fluid even at rest or with minimal activity. Symptoms are caused by increased blood pressure in the lungs which drive

Year: 2014
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