Heart failure still carries a high morbidity and mortality, necessitating new approaches for its management. Greater understanding of the pathophysiology of heart failure has opened the way for novel therapeutic approaches, including analogs of natriuretic peptides and drugs that modulate endothelin, cytokine release and endothelial vasoconstriction. Other drugs are undergoing laboratory and clinical trials that will eventually supersede or complement less optimal heart failure treatments. Clinical trials will ascertain if these new strategies in the treatment of heart failure will ultimately be successful in the management of these patients.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2001|