Clinical medicine engages heart failure at the level of the individual. This chapter considers the presentations of heart failure and clinical tools that enable patient evaluation. Greater attention to clinical presentations and tools can be found in Chapter 9, Diagnosis.
KeywordsHeart Failure Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Decompensated Heart Failure Worsen Heart Failure Left Heart Failure
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