WIDESPREAD MISTAKES IN THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HEART FAILURE WITH REDUCED LEFT-VENTRICULAR SYSTOLIC FUNCTION IN CHILDREN


E.N. Basargina, E.N. Arkhipova, O.P. Zharova

FSBI "Scientific Center of Children's Health" RAMS
The article presents the current recommendations for the management of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) in pediatric practice. The importance of non-medical treatment of CHF (stabilization of fluid balance, weight control, graduated exercise and etc.) is emphasized, and ignoring of this type of treatment makes it difficult to achieve the ultimate success and reduces the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. The basic principles of drug therapy of CHF aimed at improving of myocardial contractility, reducing the load on the heart muscle, correction of electrolyte balance and acid-base balance, prevention and treatment of thromboembolic syndrome, and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac conduction defect are discussed. It is emphasized that low adherence of practitioners to existing clinical guidelines negatively affects the quality and effectiveness of therapy for CHF in children; and clear and strict observance of guidelines allows to avoid the tactical mistakes in the management of patients with CHF and achieve better results.

About the Autors


Basargina Elena Nikolayevna – MD, Prof., Head of the Cardiological Department of SRI of Pediatrics FSBI SCCH RAMS; tel. 8 (499) 134-01-93;
E.N. Arkhipova – PhD in Medical Sciences, Researcher at the Cardiological Department of SRI of Pediatrics FSBI SCCH RAMS;
O.P. Zharova - pediatrician, postgraduate student at the Cardiological Department of SRI of Pediatrics FSBI SCCH RAMS


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