TITLE

Review: Medical history, physical examination, and routine tests are useful for diagnosing heart failure in dyspnea

PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that medical history, physical examination, and routine tests are useful for diagnosing heart failure in dyspnea. English language studies which assessed the diagnostic accuracy of elements of the history, physical examination, or readily available tests in adults with undifferentiated dyspnea presenting to the emergency department. The reference standard was diagnosis by a panel of physicians based on clinical signs and symptoms and an appropriate measure of cardiac dysfunction.
ACCESSION #
20297617

 

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