Journal article

Nutraceuticals in Patients With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review

Ingrid Hopper, Cia Connell, Tom Briffa, Carmine G De Pasquale, Andrea Driscoll, Peter M Kistler, Peter S Macdonald, Andrew Sindone, Liza Thomas, John J Atherton

Journal of Cardiac Failure | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE INC MEDICAL PUBLISHERS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Nutraceuticals are pharmacologically active substances extracted from vegetable or animal food and administered to produce health benefits. We recently reviewed the current evidence for nutraceuticals in patients diagnosed with heart failure as part of the writing of the Australian Guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of heart failure. METHODS: A systematic search for studies that compared nutraceuticals to standard care in adult patients with heart failure was performed. Studies were included if >50 patients were enrolled, with ≥6 months follow-up. If no studies met criteria then studies <50 patients and <6 months follow-up were included. The primary outcomes..

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