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By Max Benjamin Nephrologist in Pembroke Pines Florida
Bertram Pitt, Marc A Pfeffer, Susan F Assmann, Robin Boineau, Inder S Anand, Brian Claggett, Nadine Clausell, Akshay S Desai, Rafael Diaz, Jerome L Fleg, Ivan Gordeev, Brian Harty, John F Heitner, Christopher T Kenwood, Eldrin F Lewis, Eileen O'Meara, Jeffrey L Probstfield, Tamaz Shaburishvili, Sanjiv J Shah, Scott D Solomon, Nancy K Sweitzer, Song Yang, Sonja M McKinlay
BACKGROUND: Mineralocorticoid-receptor antagonists improve the prognosis for patients with heart failure and a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. We evaluated the effects of spironolactone in patients with heart failure and a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind trial, we assigned 3445 patients with symptomatic heart failure and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 45% or more to receive either spironolactone (15 to 45 mg daily) or placebo...
April 10, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
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