Stage B heart failure: Rationale for screening

Atherton, John J. (2012) Stage B heart failure: Rationale for screening. Heart Failure Clinics, 8 2: 273-283. doi:10.1016/j.hfc.2011.11.003

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Author Atherton, John J.
Title Stage B heart failure: Rationale for screening
Journal name Heart Failure Clinics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1551-7136
Publication date 2012-04
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.hfc.2011.11.003
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 273
End page 283
Total pages 11
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract To adequately address the burden imposed by heart failure, a combined approach to prevention, early detection, and management is required. Failure to adequately consider the presymptomatic pool of subjects largely accounts for the continuing burden of incident cases of symptomatic heart failure. This article reviews the rationale for the early detection and management of stage B heart failure with specific reference to asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction as a potentially modifiable heart failure antecedent. Provided one can safely and reliably detect these individuals, a strong case can be made for screening given the evidence from treatment efficacy studies that clinicians can improve patient outcomes.
Keyword Asymptomatic
Heart failure
Ventricular dysfunction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Created: Tue, 29 May 2012, 19:49:26 EST by Associate Professor John Atherton on behalf of Medicine - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital