A “Smart” Heart Failure Sheet: Using Electronic Medical Records to Guide Clinical Decision Making

      The patient is a 76-year-old smoker with diabetes, prior myocardial infarction, and atrial fibrillation. He takes aspirin, metformin, and atorvastatin. He recently gained 10 lbs and now has dyspnea with exertion. The doctor obtains an echocardiogram, which demonstrates a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35%, left ventricular dilatation, and moderate-to-severe mitral regurgitation.
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