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Diagnosing Heart Failure: Experience and ‘Best Pathways’

… However, diagnosing heart failure can be difficult as symptoms and signs commonly overlap with other conditions. A … with shortness of breath, oedema or fatigue, but these symptoms can overlap with other medical conditions, making … of heart failure that requires the presence of both symptoms and signs of heart failure and objective evidence of …

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Monitoring Heart Failure using an Implantable Device Measuring Intrathoracic Impedance - Technical and Clinical Overview

… many patients may not have marked clinical signs or symptoms, despite high and possibly rising pulmonary …

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New Trends and Developments in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis - Towards Optimal Treatment?

… to approximately 850,000 by 2050. 5 Clinical Presentation Symptoms Symptom variability is large: patients with only moderate stenosis may report symptoms, while others with a more severe stenosis may not. The classic and most frequent symptoms are angina, syncope and dyspnoea, often occurring in …

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New Methodologies in Arrhythmia Monitoring

… confirm or rule out the presence of an arrhythmia. The symptoms described by the patient should allow the physician … outcome of a successful diagnosis. For many patients, the symptoms of an arrhythmia may arise infrequently or … means of evaluating or monitoring patients who experience symptoms suggestive of a cardiac arrhythmia. These symptoms

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Non-pharmacological Management and Patient Education in Heart Failure Patients

… overall. HF is associated with a poor prognosis, with symptoms affecting daily functioning, and a treatment regimen … that HF patients are often readmitted due to worsening symptoms. 6 There are many preventable and often interrelated … if patients were instructed to seek medical attention when symptoms first occurred. 6,7 In the updated European …

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Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Understanding Symptoms and Risk Factors

… Article Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Understanding Symptoms and Risk Factors Tracey Keteepe-Arachi , Sanjay … Presentation of CVD The evaluation of cardiovascular symptoms in women remains challenging due to the atypical … of presentation. In addition, the use of 'typical' angina symptoms in the assessment of females may be imprecise due to …

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Health Literacy and Atrial Fibrillation: Relevance and Future Directions for Patient-centred Care

… health literacy could contribute to how patients interpret symptoms, navigate care, and participate in treatment … are most related to self-care, including understanding the symptoms of AF, shared decision-making, adherence and … self-care skills and activation to interpret and report symptoms. AF care involves long-term adherence to medications …

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Risk Stratification in Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis

… advocate delaying aortic valve replacement (AVR) until symptoms develop. However, this 'wait for symptoms' strategy requires a careful follow-up, which is not … to all patients, and prompt identification of the onset of symptoms. Indeed, death may occur soon after symptoms develop …

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Mauro Lencioni

… of cardiac arrhythmias and the effects of arrhythmia symptoms on quality of life. Read more …

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Implantable Monitors - Recent Developments

… duration of the recording. 2-4 Patients suffering from symptoms have an increased likelihood that AF will be … However, there is a well-known poor correlation between symptoms and AF episodes: AF episodes may be asymptomatic, and symptoms may not relate to AF episodes. 5-10 A recent study …

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