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Evaluation of patients with heart failure.
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PMID:  24286578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Heart failure is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular diseases in the United States, and is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and costs. Prompt diagnosis may help decrease mortality, hospital stay, and costs related to treatment. A complete heart failure evaluation comprises a comprehensive history and physical examination, echocardiogram, and diagnostic tools that provide information regarding the etiology of heart failure, related complications, and prognosis in order to prescribe appropriate therapy, monitor response to therapy, and transition expeditiously to advanced therapies when needed. Emerging technologies and biomarkers may provide better risk stratification and more accurate determination of cause and progression.
Maria Patarroyo-Aponte; Monica Colvin-Adams
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, MMC 508, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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