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Heart failure care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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BACKGROUND: Heart failure places a significant burden on patients and health systems in high-income countries. However, information about its burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is scant. We thus set out to review both published and unpublished information on the presentation, causes, management, and outcomes of heart failure in LMICs. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Medline, Embase, Global Health Database, and World Health Organization regional databases were searched for studies from L...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pmed.1001699

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Callender, T More by this author
Woodward, M More by this author
Farzadfar, F More by this author
Lemarie, JC More by this author
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
8
Pages:
e1001699
Publication date:
2014-08-12
Acceptance date:
2014-06-24
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:da0f5a84-3f0b-44e0-a488-1ad6fe67b745
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481437
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pubs:481437
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English
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