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Heart failure: aetiology, diagnosis, and treatment
  1. C George
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Sir Charles George, Medical Director, British Heart Foundation, 14 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6DH, UK;
    cawdrong{at}bhf.org.uk

Abstract

A two day meeting on heart failure, organised by the Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum, took place at the Royal College of Physicians, London, earlier this year. The meeting brought together over 60 researchers from the UK, North America, and continental Europe, representing basic and molecular scientists and clinicians (cardiologists, surgeons, and nurses) plus patient representatives

  • heart failure
  • brain natriuretic peptide
  • dilated cardiomyopathy
  • BNP, brain natriuretic peptide
  • CABG, coronary artery bypass graft
  • CHD, coronary heart disease
  • CHF, congestive heart failure
  • DCM, dilated cardiomyopathy
  • LVH, left ventricular hypertrophy
  • LVAD, left ventricular assist device
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