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Patients with chronic heart failure have “extreme” comorbidity, finds primary care study

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1796 (Published 11 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1796
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Patients with chronic heart failure often have “extreme” comorbidity and take multiple medicines, a UK primary care study has found.1

People with chronic disease often have multiple conditions, and comorbidity is common in heart failure, particularly among older patients. But previous studies of comorbidity in heart failure have analysed hospital records, so evidence from primary care, where patients with heart failure receive most of …

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