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Acute heart failure patients should be seen by specialist teams, says NICE

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3072
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

All hospitals admitting patients with suspected acute heart failure should provide a specialist heart failure service based on a cardiology ward, say new draft guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).1

There are over 67 000 admissions for acute heart failure in England and Wales each year, and it is the leading cause of …

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