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May 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:137–40

Early ambulation of patients post-angiography with femoral puncture

Olga Gillane, Michael Pollard

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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

Kiran CR Patel, Jennifer Prince, Seema Mirza, Lucy Edmonds, Rachel Duncan, Joanna Parry, Sally Jerome, John Wozniak, Nic Anfilogoff, Michael Frenneaux, Michael K Davies

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Introduction Heart failure (HF) is common and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Forty per cent of patients with symptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) die within a year of diagnosis and 10% per annum thereafter, giving a five-year mortality rate of up to 70%.1 Estimates of the prevalence of symptomatic HF in the general European population range from 0.4–2%,2-4 with half of these patients suffering from LVSD and half from left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD).3,5 HF consumes nearly 2% of National Health Service (NHS) resources (a figure which will inevitably increase with the advent of relatively e

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