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Community prevalence of left ventricular dysfunction and atrial fibrillation, and impact on quality of life

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Heart failure is common and causes high mortality and morbidity. ACE inhibitors significantly improve prognosis in left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction, so accurate diagnosis is important Atrial fibrillation (AF) is also common and anticoagulation reduces embolic stroke risk Prevalence data will help identify those at highest risk with a view to screening Little is known of overall quality of life in cardiac conditions Methods: The prevalence of LV systolic dysfunction and AF was assess...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, Biomedical RC
Kenkre, JE More by this author
Roalfe, AK More by this author
Davies, MK More by this author
Journal:
Heart
Volume:
83
Issue:
SUPPL. 1
Publication date:
2000-05-05
ISSN:
1355-6037
URN:
uuid:308a6531-2080-4cee-a40f-9d230ab56c66
Source identifiers:
223077
Local pid:
pubs:223077

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