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Attitudes to morphine in chronic heart failure patients
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    Have no fear, morphine is here!

    I welcome this small but useful study highlighting the fear and reluctance of patients and practitioners in using morphine in the setting of chronic heart failure. Over 50% of chronic heart failure patients suffer from pain and caution is needed with nearly all analgesics- NSAIDS and COX2 are contraindicated, neuropathics agents can trigger arrhythmias, steroids exacerbate salt and water retention, soluble drugs such as c...

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