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Congestive heart failure in elderly patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9146689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of congestive heart failure (CHF) is increasing. Most patients with CHF are elderly, and CHF is the most common dismissal diagnosis in elderly hospitalized patients. As many as 50% of elderly patients with heart failure may have normal systolic function and isolated diastolic heart failure. Assessment and management of elderly patients are complicated by comorbidities, increased susceptibility to side effects, and concerns about the appropriate use of costly and invasive procedures. The basics of the approach to the evaluation and management of heart failure in elderly patients are reviewed.
M Senni; M M Redfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-22     Completed Date:  1997-05-22     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Failure* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology,  etiology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Comment In:
Mayo Clin Proc. 1998 Feb;73(2):194   [PMID:  9473006 ]

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