What are the criteria for prescribing spironolactone in patients with heart failure?

In the Spironolactone for Heart Failure topic in DynaMed, see Uses and Efficacy section for recommendations by ACC/AHA: 
Stage C heart failure
Reduced left ventricular ejection fraction
Patients who can be closely monitored for renal function and potassium concentration:  maintain creatinine ≤ 2.5 mg/dL (221 mcmol/L) in men and ≤ 2 mg/dL (176.8 mcmol/L) in women; maintain potassium < 5 mEq/L (5 mmol/L)


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