[Congestive heart failure in the aged. Diagnosis].


THREE DIAGNOSTIC PITFALLS: The difficulty in diagnosing congestive heart failure in the elderly subject is basically caused by three factors. First, clinical expression is often atypical. Secondly, severity is often underestimated as the prevalence of asymptomatic systolic dysfunction increases with age. Half of all cases of left ventricular systolic… (More)


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