Mission of this site:
- To contribute to improvements in the quality of life and health of patients with heart failure
- To help patients, their families and carers have a better understanding of the condition of heart failure
All the recommendations in this site are in accordance with European Guidelines (see the European Society of Cardiology Practice Guidelines on Heart Failure here)
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2. The information contained on this website is intended to supplement the support and care provided by qualified medical professionals. This website is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or medical care. The advice of a medical professional should always be sought before starting (or discontinuing) any form of medical treatment. To this end, all information contained within the website is provided for solely educational purposes.
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This webpage was last updated on 22 June 2009.
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