Heart failure, chronic: Diuretics for chronic treatment, effect on mortality
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
Eur Heart J. 2006 Jun;27(12):1431-1439. Epub 2006 May 18 Cohorts
IN heart failure, chronic The Use of
diuretics
As Treatment, Chronic
Is worse Than
no diuretic treatment
To mortality (29% chronic diuretics VS 21% not diuretics) and hospitalisations by heart failure (23% diuretics VS 18% not diuretics)
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006;0(1):CD003838 Systematic Review, Cochrane Review
IN heart failure, chronic The Use of
diuretics
As Treatment, Chronic
Is better Than
placebo or other active treatments
To reduce the risk of death at 3 to 12 months: OR 0.24. Also reduced risk of worsening heart failure.