The diagnostic value of physical examination and additional testing in primary care patients with suspected heart failure.
Summary of "The diagnostic value of physical examination and additional testing in primary care patients with suspected heart failure."
Early diagnosis of nonacute heart failure is crucial because prompt initiation of evidence-based treatment can prevent or slow down further progression. To diagnose new-onset heart failure in primary care is challenging.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22104551
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.019216
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Laboratory and other services provided to patients at the bedside. These include diagnostic and laboratory testing using automated information entry.
Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.
Digital Rectal Examination
A physical examination in which the qualified health care worker inserts a lubricated, gloved finger of one hand into the RECTUM and may use the other hand to press on the lower ABDOMEN or pelvic area to palpate for abnormalities in the lower rectum, and nearby organs or tissues. The method is commonly used to check the lower rectum, the PROSTATE gland in men, and the UTERUS and OVARIES in women.
A raised flat surface on which a patient is placed during a PHYSICAL EXAMINATION.
Primary Care Nursing
Techniques or methods of patient care used by nurses as primary careproviders.
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