Cardiac impairment or heart failure?: What about “cardiovascular insufficiency syndrome”?

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.577 (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:577
  1. J David Mitchell, researcher in health and medical sociology ([email protected])
  1. Division of Primary Care, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GB

    EDITOR—As a non-clinical researcher currently engaged in a qualitative study of emotions and coping in chronic heart failure, I welcome Lehman et al's editorial debating the label “heart failure.”1

    At a recent meeting with a group of general practitioners the issues of communication between doctor and patient and the use …

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