Comparison of management of four patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in a disease management program versus by a primary care physician

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  • In a heart failure (HF) disease management program (DMP), 4 patients with advanced HF and low ejection fractions had near full recovery within 4 to 45 months. When discharged to their primary care physicians, all 4 had severe symptom relapse and deterioration of their left ventricular function. Readmission to the HF DMP for a second time resulted in similar improvement in all parameters, as was seen the first time. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Saucier N; Richmond T; Jain G; Littmann L
  • Start Page

  • 253
  • End Page

  • 255
  • Volume

  • 97
  • Issue

  • 2