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New guidelines for heart failure focus on prevention.

Authors
  • Caboral, Meriam
  • Mitchell, Judith
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Nurse practitioner
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
28
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 12544587
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Heart failure is the only major cardiovascular disease that's increasing in incidence and prevalence in the United States. Because heart failure is a preventable disease, the 2002 heart failure guidelines devise a new staging system that expands the continuum of care to encompass prevention.

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