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Heart failure: part 1

A CPD article improved Anita Skinner’s knowledge of the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms of chronic heart failure.
Heart failure

A CPD article improved Anita Skinner’s knowledge of the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms of chronic heart failure

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article was the first of a two-part series on chronic heart failure. It examined the physiology of the heart, the causes and types of chronic heart failure, and its signs and symptoms.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

Chronic heart failure is a common clinical syndrome that results from impaired cardiac relaxation or contraction following a loss of myocardial cells through injury. I learned that chronic heart failure can occur in all age groups; however, it is more common in older people.

From reading the article, I learned that the prevalence of chronic

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