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Chronic heart failure: time to optimise methods of diagnosis in the community

Heather H Buchan, Susan M Phillips, Lynn M Weekes, Judith M Mackson, Andrew N Boyden and Andrew M Tonkin
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (8): 423-424.
Published online: 17 April 2006

To the Editor: Investigators in the recent Canberra Heart Study1 highlighted the importance of improving the detection of heart failure in the community, given the high proportion of people with preclinical disease. The accompanying editorial2 expressed concern about the lack of major Australian initiatives that focus on the prevention and treatment of this disease.

  • Heather H Buchan1
  • Susan M Phillips1
  • Lynn M Weekes2
  • Judith M Mackson2
  • Andrew N Boyden3
  • Andrew M Tonkin4

  • 1 National Institute of Clinical Studies, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 National Prescribing Service, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 National Heart Foundation of Australia, Canberra, ACT.
  • 4 National Heart Foundation of Australia, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: sphillips@nicsl.com.au

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