Congestive heart failure in elderly patients: Controlled study of delapril versus captopril

Domenico Acanfora, Tonino Lanzillo, Antimo Papa, Giancarlo Longobardi, Giuseppe Furgi, Carlo Rengo, Enrico Melillo, Franco Rengo

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Abstract

In this controlled trial, 30 elderly patients with congestive heart failure, New York Heart Association (NYHA) classes II and III, were randomly assigned to treatment with captopril 25 mg three times daily or delapril 15 mg twice daily. At the end of an 8-week treatment period, clinical symptoms of heart failure were significantly relieved by both drugs, with a consistent and statistically significant improvement in patients' quality of life evaluated using a symptoms/activity scale (p

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume75
Issue number16 SUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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