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Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • describe the overall goals of heart failure treatment

  • explain the key medications used in heart failure treatment, and how they effect men and women

  • explain the invasive treatment options that are available to heart failure patients

  • identify the gender bias experienced by heart failure patients

  • describe how treatment efficacy can vary with gender

  • explain the importance of proper patient discharge and outpatient care

  • identify the key issues with treatment compliance