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Evidence Base: Pulmonary
Accuracy in Congestive Heart Failure
Question: Does this patient have congestive heart failure?
This study prospectively evaluated physical examination findings in 52 patients with underlying chronic left ventricular dysfunction and compared those results to hemodynamic measurements on heart catheterization.
Definition: elevated capillary wedge pressure >18 mmHg