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Prevalence of left-ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure in the Echocardiographic Heart of England Screening study: a population based study.

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BACKGROUND: Accurate data for prevalence rates for heart failure due to various causes, and for left-ventricular systolic dysfunction in all adults are unavailable. Our aim was to assess prevalence of left-ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure in a large representative adult population in England. METHODS: Of 6286 randomly selected patients aged 45 years and older, 3960 (63%) participated in the study. They came from 16 randomly selected general practices. We assessed patients by...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
358
Issue:
9280
Pages:
439-444
Publication date:
2001-08-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:f4f1126d-ca53-4010-9b6e-3c8ffc2a4496
Source identifiers:
223066
Local pid:
pubs:223066

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