Harvard Heart Letter

April 2012 references and further reading

Overuse, underuse, and valuable use

Qaseem A, Alguire P, Dallas P, Feinberg LE, Fitzgerald FT, Horwitch C, Humphrey L, LeBlond R, Moyer D, Wiese JG, Weinberger S. Appropriate use of screening and diagnostic tests to foster high-value, cost-conscious care. Annals of Internal Medicine 2012; 156:147-49.

What's at the heart of fainting?

Cooper PN, Westby M, Pitcher DW, Bullock I. Synopsis of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guideline for management of transient loss of consciousness. Annals of Internal Medicine 2011; 155:543-49.

Tales of two heart failures

Chen J, Normand SL, Wang Y, Krumholz HM. National and regional trends in heart failure hospitalization and mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries, 1998-2008. Journal of the American Medical Association 2011; 306:1669-78.

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