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Congestive Heart Failure (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, FACC

Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

REFERENCE:

Fuster, Valentin, et al. Hurst's the Heart. 13th ed. China: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010.

Contributor: Satara Brown, MS, Medical University of South Carolina.

Previous contributing authors and editors: Coauthor(s): David A Smith, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Scott and White Hospital and Clinic, Texas A&M University; Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc. Editors: Alan D Forker, MD, Program Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship, Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Michael E Zevitz, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago.


Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2012

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