Prevalence and misdiagnosis of chronic heart failure in nursing home residents: the role of B-type natriuretic peptides.

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Without knowing the exact CHF prevalence, chronic heart failure (CHF) occurs frequently in elderly people both inside and outside nursing homes. For a diagnosis we have to rely on physical examination and additional tests. We therefore run the risk of missing CHF diagnoses or of diagnosing CHF when we should not. Natriuretic peptide… CONTINUE READING

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