Webb J, Waters S, Antoniadis AP, Carr-White G. Timely diagnosis of heart failure can improve prognosis. Practitioner 2017;261(1806):23-27

Timely diagnosis of heart failure can improve prognosis

28 Jul 2017Pais-up subscribers

Heart failure is a common, complex clinical syndrome resulting from the impaired ability of the heart to cope with the metabolic needs of the body, leading to breathlessness, fatigue and fluid retention. It is a progressive disease characterised by high levels of morbidity and mortality. Keeping up to date with the 2016 European Society of Cardiology heart failure guidelines is important as a timely and accurate diagnosis of heart failure can significantly improve prognosis and symptoms, ensuring patients receive holistic patient-centred care from initial presentation to end of life.

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