Symptomatic heart failure due to chronic ventricular dysfunction

Chronic ventricular dysfunction in an elderly patient population can rapidly progress and lead to congestive heart disease and subsequent hospitalisation. This was the situation faced in this real-world clinical case. Take a look at the infographic to see this patient’s treatment journey and how effective management resulted in improved cardiac function and improved quality of life.

Infographic showing symptomatic heart failure due to chronic ventricular dysfunction

 

Symptomatic heart failure due to chronic ventricular dysfunction

 

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