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Reminders in echocardiography reports increased use of β blockers in reduced left ventricular ejection fraction

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In patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), do clinical reminders attached to echocardiography reports increase use of β blockers?

Heidenreich PA, Gholami P, Sahay A, et al. Clinical reminders attached to echocardiography reports of patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction increase use of b-blockers. A randomized trial. Circulation 2007;115:2829–34.

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METHODS

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randomised controlled trial.

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concealed.*

Embedded ImageBlinding:

{blinded (data collectors)}†.*

Embedded ImageFollow-up period:

9 months after echocardiography.

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3 Veterans Affairs (VA) echocardiography laboratories in the US.

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1546 patients with LVEF <45%, assessed by attending echocardiographer. Exclusion criteria were aortic stenosis (mean valve gradient ⩾20 mm Hg) or mitral stenosis (mean …

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