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Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jan 15;79(2):216-9.

Course and prognosis in patients > or = 70 years of age with congestive heart failure and normal versus abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction.

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Division of Cardiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.

Abstract

In this study of 501 patients aged > or =70 years hospitalized with congestive heart failure, 34.1% had normal left ventricular systolic function. Reduced left ventricular ejection fraction was an independent predictor of an adverse prognosis at 3 months but not at 1 year.

PMID:
9193031
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9149(96)00719-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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