Best practice: evidence from the clinical trials.

  title={Best practice: evidence from the clinical trials.},
  author={Martin R Cowie},
  volume={88 Suppl 2},
‘What is heart failure?’ is a question that can be addressed from the point of view of the doctor, the health service, and of the patient. From the medical viewpoint, heart failure is where the heart is damaged to the extent that it is no longer an effective pump. There is a pronounced neurohormonal activation, and the affected patient is breathless, tired, and retains fluid and has a poor quality of life. Furthermore, as has been shown in several population based studies, patients have a… CONTINUE READING

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