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Reducing hospital readmissions for people with heart failure

Paul Warburton, MSc, RN, Cert Ed.Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust, ChesterHeart failure is an underlying symptom of another disease process. Box 1 presents a definition of heart failure. Almost all forms of heart disease can lead to heart failure and it is important to remember that the term refers to a clinical syndrome rather than a specific diagnosis.

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