compensated heart failure

compensated heart failure

an abnormal cardiac condition in which heart failure is compensated for by such mechanisms as increased sympathetic stimulation of the heart, fluid retention with increased venous return, increased end-diastolic ventricular volume and fiber length, and ventricular hypertrophy. Progressive decline in cardiac function may be minimized by the administration of beta-blockers, digitalis glycosides, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, to improve myocardial function and diuretics to relieve pulmonary and peripheral congestion. See also heart failure.
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The patients with decompensated heart failure could be divided from compensated heart failure with 89 percent sensitivity and 88 percent specificity.
These signs may be absent in patients with compensated heart failure or those on drug therapy.
The treatment target in the clinically guided group was compensated heart failure according to the predetermined scoring system; the target in the N-BNP group was a peptide concentration <200 pmol/L.
He continued, "This demonstrated that the increase in coronary perfusion, along with the already published scientific data demonstrating the positive hemodynamic and neurohormonal effects of EECP therapy, makes a very strong argument for the use of enhanced external counterpulsation therapy in treating stable angina and compensated heart failure patients.