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The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, 2014, 8, 94-101

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Gaps in Medical and Device Therapy for Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction: The EchoGap Study Hisham Dokainish*, Lauren Jewett, Robby Nieuwlaat, Joshua Coulson, Catherine Demers, Eva Lonn, Jeff Healey, Brian Haynes and Stuart Connolly Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and the *Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Abstract: Objectives: To assess gaps between guidelines and medicine prescription/dosing and referral for defibrillator therapy in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). Methods: Outpatient echocardiography reports at an academic hospital centre were screened and outpatients with LVEF

Gaps in Medical and Device Therapy for Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction: The EchoGap Study.

To assess gaps between guidelines and medicine prescription/dosing and referral for defibrillator therapy in patients with left ventricular systolic d...
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