Diagnostic accuracy of clinical criteria for identifying systolic and diastolic heart failure: cross-sectional study.

@article{Maestre2009DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of clinical criteria for identifying systolic and diastolic heart failure: cross-sectional study.},
  author={Ana Maestre and Vicente Francisco Gil and Javier Gallego and Jose Aznar and Antonia Mora and Alberto Mart{\'i}n-Hidalgo},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={55-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the validity and clinical usefulness of clinical criteria in the diagnosis of systolic and diastolic heart failure. DESIGN Cross-sectional diagnostic study. METHODS 216 patients admitted consecutively to the cardiology section of an academic hospital with a suspected diagnosis of heart failure in a period of 12 months. A definite diagnosis of heart failure (echocardiographic diagnostic criteria of left ventricular dysfunction) was cross-matched with the results… CONTINUE READING