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Cardiac impairment or heart failure?: What do patients really think?

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.577-c (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:577
  1. Kate H Field, senior qualitative researcher ([email protected]),
  2. Ann McPherson, part time lecturer
  1. Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF
  2. Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF

    EDITOR—The editorial by Lehman et al debates renaming heart failure.1 We agree from our research that many patients do not understand what the term heart failure means. …

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