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What happened to evidence in NICE guidance on heart failure?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7420.932-b (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:932
  1. John Robson, general practitioner (jrobson@qmul.ac.uk)
  1. Department of General Practice, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS

    EDITOR–Recent guidelines from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) on heart failure recommend measuring natriuretic peptide concentration in patients with suspected heart failure, in addition to electrocardiography to exclude heart failure.1 2 However, normal results on electrocardiography and chest radiography make heart failure highly unlikely.

    Low concentrations of natriuretic peptides also …

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