Journal article

National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian clinical guidelines for the management of heart failure 2018

John J Atherton, Andrew Sindone, Carmine G De Pasquale, Andrea Driscoll, Peter S MacDonald, Ingrid Hopper, Peter Kistler, Tom G Briffa, James Wong, Walter P Abhayaratna, Liza Thomas, Ralph Audehm, Phillip J Newton, Joan O'Loughlin, Cia Connell, Maree Branagan

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Heart failure (HF) is a clinical syndrome that is secondary to an abnormality of cardiac structure or function. These clinical practice guidelines focus on the diagnosis and management of HF with recommendations that have been graded on the strength of evidence and the likely absolute benefit versus harm. Additional considerations are presented as practice points. Main recommendations: Blood pressure and lipid lowering decrease the risk of developing HF. Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors decrease the risk of HF hospitalisation in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. An echocardiogram is recommended if HF is suspected or newly diagnosed. If an echoca..

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