Reasons for underuse of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We reviewed the records of 242 patients admitted over 1 year with heart failure and an ejection fraction < or = 45% to assess the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Most patients were treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. However, an important minority (8%) had no apparent reason for the lack of this treatment, highlighting the need for strategies to increase the use of these beneficial agents.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bart, BA; Gattis, WA; Diem, SJ; O'Connor, CM

Published Date

  • April 15, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1118 - 1120

PubMed ID

  • 9114778

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00060-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States