oa South African Medical Journal - The use of vasodilator agents in the treatment of heart failure

Volume 56, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In cardiac failure unresponsive to digoxin and diuretics, afterload reduction brings about a dramatic increase in cardiac output, renal perfusion and responsiveness to diuretics; furthermore, the decrease in venous pressure relieves the dyspnoea.

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