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Heart failure in the UK
  1. J J V McMurray,
  2. P Jhund,
  3. K MacIntyre,
  4. S Stewart
  1. BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  1. Professor J J V McMurray, Department of Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT, UK; j.mcmurray{at}

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To the editor: We read with interest the report of Nicol and colleagues on heart failure admissions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland,1 having published extensively on this problem in Scotland.2,3 In Scotland 51% of patients hospitalised in 2003 with heart failure as the principal diagnosis were men, compared with 50% in the rest …

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