The EuroHeart Failure survey programme-- a survey on the quality of care among patients with heart failure in Europe. Part 1: patient characteristics and diagnosis.

@article{Cleland2003TheEF,
  title={The EuroHeart Failure survey programme-- a survey on the quality of care among patients with heart failure in Europe. Part 1: patient characteristics and diagnosis.},
  author={John Gf Cleland and Karl Swedberg and Ferenc Follath and Michel Komajda and Alain Cohen-Sol{\'a}l and J Cosin Aguilar and R. Dietz and Andrea Gavazzi and Richard Hobbs and Jerzy Korewicki and Hugo Costa Madeira and Valentin S Moiseyev and Istv{\'a}n Pr{\'e}da and Wiek H van Gilst and Jiř{\'i} Widimsk{\'y} and Nicholas Freemantle and Joanne Eastaugh and Jennifer Mason},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={442-63}
}
BACKGROUND The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has published guidelines for the investigation of patients with suspected heart failure and, if the diagnosis is proven, their subsequent management. Hospitalisation provides a key point of care at which time diagnosis and treatment may be refined to improve outcome for a group of patients with a high morbidity and mortality. However, little international data exists to describe the features and management of such patients. Accordingly, the… CONTINUE READING
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