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Revista Médica de Risaralda

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UMANA-GIRALDO, Héctor Jairo; BUITRAGO-TORO, Kenny; JIMENEZ-SALAZAR, Silvana  and  ECHEVERRY-BOLANOS, Melissa. Chronic heart failure etiology. Revista médica Risaralda [online]. 2017, vol.23, n.2, pp.49-57. ISSN 0122-0667.

Heart failure is a pathophysiologic result of several diseases and it's not only related to ischemic, valvular, arrhythmias or hypertensive. Most of the times structural diagnoses are made based on imaging, like dilated or restrictive cardiomyopathy, which leads to symptomatic treatments instead directed etiological therapies that could preserve heart function, reverse myocardial damage and improve life quality. Understands and recognize that there are nutritional, hormonal, genetic, infectious, drugs, infiltrative or autoimmune factors that could lead to heart failure would help clinicians to recognize them and propose targeted treatments, improving survival rates

Keywords : Heart failure; Etiology; Cardiomyopathies; Colombia.

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