Drugs That May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure
A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
Heart failure is a common, costly, and debilitating syndrome that is associated with a highly complex drug regimen, a large number of comorbidities, and a large and often disparate number of healthcare providers. All of these factors conspire to increase the risk of heart failure exacerbation by direct myocardial toxicity, drug-drug interactions, or both. This scientific statement is designed to serve as a comprehensive and accessible source of drugs that may cause or exacerbate heart failure to assist healthcare providers in improving the quality of care for these patients.
- AHA Scientific Statements
- drug interactions
- drug monitoring
- drug-related adverse effects and adverse reactions
- drug therapy
- heart failure
- nonprescription drugs
- © 2016 American Heart Association, Inc.