Complementary and Alternative Medicines in the Management of Heart Failure

Published: December 08, 2022

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  • Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are commonly used across the world by diverse populations and ethnicities but remain largely unregulated.
  • Although some specific CAM agents have been associated with improvement in heart failure (HF) symptoms, functional capacity, and quality of life, others are associated with major adverse cardiac outcomes.
  • The goal of this scientific statement is to summarize the published data on efficacy and safety for CAM and adjunctive interventional wellness approaches in HF, and to discuss adverse effects and drug interactions that could influence patient safety.