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Prevalence and clinical characteristics of left ventricular dysfunction among elderly patients in general practice setting: cross sectional survey.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and clinical characteristics of left ventricular dysfunction among elderly patients in the general practice setting by echocardiographic assessment of ventricular function. DESIGN: Cross sectional survey. SETTING: Four centre general practice in Poole, Dorset. SUBJECTS: 817 elderly patients aged 70-84 years. MAIN OUTCOMES: Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular systolic function including measurement of ejection fraction by biplane summation meth...

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10.1136/bmj.318.7180.368

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Simpson, I More by this author
Liddiard, GS More by this author
Raphael, H More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
318
Issue:
7180
Pages:
368-372
Publication date:
1999-02-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:5fcd9942-0b46-433c-a39a-40703ea4a2f2
Source identifiers:
432108
Local pid:
pubs:432108

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