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Heart failure syndromes

Andrew L. Clark

in Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199577729
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697809 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199577729.003.0002

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Heart failure syndromes

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Heart failure (HF) is a protean condition, presenting acutely tohospital in most cases, but presenting with a more insidious courseto primary care physicians in many cases. Patients may only bediagnosed as having a primary cardiac problem after being seen byrespiratory physicians or even, on occasion, after gastrointestinalworkup for hepatomegaly (with or without jaundice) or weightloss. Nevertheless, there are common presenting clinical syndromesin patients with HF which should prompt different initialtreatment strategies.

Chapter.  7087 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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