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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2018, Article ID 6087367, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/6087367
Research Article

Assessment of Time to Hospital Encounter after an Initial Hospitalization for Heart Failure: Results from a Tertiary Medical Center

1Genesis Health System, Davenport, IA, USA
2Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Davenport, IA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Nicolas W. Shammas; moc.ishcm@sammahs

Received 1 October 2017; Revised 8 December 2017; Accepted 6 February 2018; Published 1 April 2018

Academic Editor: Michael S. Wolin

Copyright © 2018 Nicolas W. Shammas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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