Chapter 13. Heart Failure

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Arduino Mangoni

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch13

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Mangoni, A. (2009) Heart Failure, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • heart failure (HF);
  • left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF);
  • New York heart association classification of heart failure symptoms;
  • electrocardiographic abnormalities in patients with HF;
  • hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidaemia – in accordance with established guidelines;
  • ACE inhibitors - improving survival in patients with different severities of HF;
  • pharmacological treatment of systolic HF;
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Aetiology

  • Clinical presentation

  • Diagnosis

  • Therapy

  • Key points

  • Guidelines

  • Acknowledgements

  • References