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Practitioner 2008;252(1707):29-39

GPs have pivotal role in managing CHF

18 Jun 2008Pais-up subscribers

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a common syndrome of breathlessness and fatigue in the presence of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Its prevalence increases with age, reaching 10% in patients >80 years. Despite advances in medical and device therapies, patients with CHF still have frequent readmissions to hospital and an annual mortality rate approaching 10-15% per year.

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