Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 6, p.28 (123Doc Education, London, July 2011)
This case based discussion explores the acute assessment of a 64-year-old man presenting with heart failure, followed by subsequent investigation and long-term management strategies for his underlying cardiomyopathy.
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1) Foundation Year Programme Curriculum: core competencies and skills: http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/pages/home/keydocuments
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5) Burkett EL, Hershberger RE. Clinical and genetic issues in familial dilated cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol 2005; 45:969-81.
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The Foundation Years Clinical Cases Database is a selection of 600 peer-reviewed clinical cases in the field of patient safety and clinical practice, specifically focused on the clinical information needs of junior doctors, based around the Foundation Year Curriculum programme (MMC). The cases have been chosen to align with the Foundation Year Curriculum.
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