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September 2008
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:261-5

Renal and cardiac arterial disease: parallels and pitfalls

Renal artery stenosis is a condition that has significant effects on the progression and outcomes of co-existent cardiac disease. The most important cause of renal

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July 2008
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:179–80

Cost-effectiveness and use of natriuretic peptides in clinical practice – do we have enough evidence yet?

Clinicians find heart failure difficult to diagnose.1 Confirmation of left ventricular dysfunction (systolic or diastolic) is only possible by cardiac imaging. Recent European Society of

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March 2008
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:101-5

A budget impact model for a drug in heart failure: eplerenone

The Eplerenone Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction Heart Failure Efficacy and Survival Study (EPHESUS) showed that addition of eplerenone to optimal medical therapy reduced morbidity and mortality

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January 2008
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:6

Primary care heart failure services

There is a need  to meet the demand, led by primary care, for the appropriate assessment and management of patients with heart failure. Standard 11

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January 2008
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:35-9

Evaluation of an open-access heart failure service spanning primary and secondary care

Heart failure (HF) is common and the current gold-standard diagnostic modality for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). To comply with the

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November 2007
Br J Cardiol 2007;14:275-79

Improving access to financial support for heart failure patients: understanding the claims process and the doctors’ role

Many heart failure patients are eligible to receive financial support (Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance) because of their impaired mobility. Those with a very

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September 2007
Br J Cardiol 2007;14:179-80

Cost-effectiveness and use of natriuretic peptides in clinical practice – do we have enough evidence yet?

Clinicians find heart failure difficult to diagnose. Confirmation of left ventricular dysfunction (systolic or diastolic) is only possible by cardiac imaging. Recent European Society of

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July 2006
Br J Cardiol 2006;13:283

Palliative care in heart failure – a neglected area in specialist training?

Heart failure has a comparable prognosis to many cancers and accounts for approximately 4% of deaths in the UK. Despite its poor prognosis, few patients

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July 2006
Br J Cardiol 2006;13:297-300

How well informed are general practitioners about management strategies to improve the prognosis of heart failure?

Heart failure is a common condition, characterised by poor prognosis. Despite evidence that effective treatment improves symptoms and prognosis, management remains sub-optimal. General practitioners (GPs)

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November 2005
Br J Cardiol 2005;12:448-55

Possible clinical implications of the Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol (CIBIS) III trial

The mainstay of heart failure management is angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy initially as a vasodilator, followed by beta blockade at a varying time interval, based

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