Time for correct diagnosis and categorisation of heart failure in primary care


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Article
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Authors
Benson, J 
Abstract

Heart failure (HF) affects approximately 900 000 people in the UK and is a leading cause of hospitalisation, accounting for 5% of emergency admissions. Correct identification of patients with HF holds promise for ensuring that patients receive appropriate intervention and management. However, there is good evidence that this is problematic in two respects: first, with respect to correct diagnosis of the presence or absence of HF; and, second, with respect to correct categorisation of the type of HF, if HF is indeed present.

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Keywords
Electrocardiography, Heart Failure, Humans, Medical History Taking, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Primary Health Care
Journal Title
British Journal of General Practice
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Journal ISSN
0960-1643
1478-5242
Volume Title
66
Publisher
Royal College of General Practitioners