Reliability and prognostic value of traditional signs and symptoms in outpatients with congestive heart failure.

@article{Rohde2004ReliabilityAP,
  title={Reliability and prognostic value of traditional signs and symptoms in outpatients with congestive heart failure.},
  author={Luis Eduardo P. Rohde and Lu{\'i}s Beck-da-Silva and Livia A Goldraich and Tha{\'i}s Corsetti Grazziotin and Dora Veronisi Palombini and Car{\'i}si Anne Polanczyk and Nadine Oliveira Clausell},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={697-702}
}
BACKGROUND Previous validation studies of congestive heart failure (CHF) signs and symptoms were performed in acute settings. Few data have supported the validity of CHF clinical findings during the chronic stages of the disease. This study was designed to evaluate the reliability and prognostic value of traditional signs and symptoms in stable CHF outpatients. METHODS Sixty CHF outpatients who underwent 102 simultaneous clinical and echocardiographic evaluations were prospectively examined… CONTINUE READING

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