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Date:11/5/2007

e support group and 79 percent of patients in the basic support group weighed themselves regularly, compared with 56 percent of patients in the control group.

The researchers also found that more patients in the support groups were aware of important symptoms of worsening heart failure and when to call health-care providers.

"Support from a heart failure nurse can help patients to cope with the difficult and complex regimen they have for their heart failure and to incorporate the regimen into their daily lives," van der Wal said.

The study was to be presented Monday at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

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The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about heart failure.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Nov. 5, 2007, presentation, American Heart Association annual meeting, Orlando, Fla.


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