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Study found that natriuretic peptide testing should be recommended over electrocardiography for the diagnosis of heart failure in primary care and that some patients should be referred straight for echocardiography without undergoing any preliminary investigation

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J Mant, J Doust, A Roalfe, P Barton, MR Cowie, P Glasziou, D Mant, RJ McManus, R Holder, J Deeks, K Fletcher, M Qume, S Sohanpal, S Sanders & FDR Hobbs.

J Mant 1,*, J Doust 2, A Roalfe 1, P Barton 3, MR Cowie 4, P Glasziou 5, D Mant 5, RJ McManus 1, R Holder 1, J Deeks 6, K Fletcher 1, M Qume 1, S Sohanpal 1, S Sanders 2, FDR Hobbs 1

1 Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
2 Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
3 Health Economics Facility, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
4 National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
5 Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
6 Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
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