Guri Holmen Gundersen

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OBJECTIVES We aimed to study whether patient-reported outcomes, measured by quality of life (QoL) and functional class, are sensitive to pleural effusion (PLE) in patients with heart failure (HF), and to study changes in QoL and functional class during follow-up of PLE. METHODS A cohort of 62 patients from an outpatient HF clinic was included. The amount(More)
BACKGROUND Routine assessment of volume state by ultrasound may improve follow-up of heart failure patients. AIMS We aimed to study the feasibility and reliability of focused pocket-size ultrasound examinations of the pleural cavities and the inferior vena cava performed by nurses to assess volume state at an outpatient heart failure clinic. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES Medical history, physical examination and laboratory testing are not optimal for the assessment of volume status in heart failure (HF) patients. We aimed to study the clinical influence of focused ultrasound of the pleural cavities and inferior vena cava (IVC) performed by specialised nurses to assess volume status in HF patients at an outpatient(More)
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