In episode 232, Mike and James get to all the evidence around drugs for heart failure. We talk about furosemide, ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers and ARBs. The bottom line is that we have good evidence for reduction in mortality and heart failure admissions however the evidence for symptomatic control is surprisingly absent and both our hearts fail a little bit because of that news.
2) ACE inhibitors
3) Aldosterone antagonists in systolic heart failure – no longer an afterthought
6) Carvedilol vs metoprolol