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Clinical Problems in Cardiopulmonary Disease |

Evaluation and Management of a Patient With Congestive Heart Failure*

Mary Norine Walsh; Morton E. Tavel
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*From the Congestive Heart Failure Program (Dr. Walsh), St. Vincent Hospital (Dr. Tavel), Indianapolis, IN.

Correspondence to: Morton E. Tavel, MD, FCCP, Clinical Problems in Cardiopulmonary Disease, 8333 Naab Rd, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46260-1983; e-mail: mtavel6986@aol.com



Chest. 2003;124(2):728-731. doi:10.1378/chest.124.2.728
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