The symptom of pain with heart failure: a systematic review.

  title={The symptom of pain with heart failure: a systematic review.},
  author={Christina M Godfrey and Margaret B. Harrison and Jennifer Mary Medves and Joan E. Tranmer},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  volume={12 4},
BACKGROUND Pain is one of the most compelling reasons for seeking medical attention. Despite frequent hospitalizations and assessments, the symptom of pain is not often associated with heart failure (HF). The role of pain in exacerbations and hospitalization may be important. A systematic review to synthesize research related to reported pain in patients with HF was undertaken and factors considered to be related to the symptom of pain in this population were identified. METHODS AND RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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