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BET 4: ACE inhibitors in addition to standard treatments in acute heart failure
  1. Craig Ferguson, Specialist Registrar, Emergency Medicine,
  2. Ayesha Redford, Middle Grade Doctor, Emergency Medicine
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

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Institution: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether the addition of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor to standard therapy in patients with acute episodes of heart failure improves outcome. A total of 459 papers were found using the reported searches, of which two presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers are shown in table 4. It is concluded that …

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