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Heart failure mismanaged

Many patients admitted to hospital with acute heart failure are not managed appropriately, an analysis has shown.

Women were less likely than men to receive echocardiography and those with a history of the condition were less likely to be prescribed drug treatment on admission, according to the study, published in Heart.

Women were also less likely than men to be prescribed medications on discharge, except for diuretics.

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