Journal article

Moving From Heart Failure Guidelines to Clinical Practice: Gaps Contributing to Readmissions in Patients With Multiple Comorbidities and Older Age

Pupalan Iyngkaran, Danny Liew, Christopher Neil, Andrea Driscoll, Thomas H Marwick, David L Hare

Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

This feature article for the thematic series on congestive heart failure (CHF) readmissions aims to outline important gaps in guidelines for patients with multiple comorbidities and the elderly. Congestive heart failure diagnosis manifests as a 3-phase journey between the hospital and community, during acute, chronic stable, and end-of-life (palliative) phases. This journey requires in variable intensities a combination of multidisciplinary care within tertiary hospital or ambulatory care from hospital outpatients or primary health services, within the general community. Management goals are uniform, ie, to achieve the lowest New York Heart Association class possible, with improvement in eje..

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Grants

Awarded by Heart Foundation Future Leader fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: A.D. is supported by a Heart Foundation Future Leader fellowship 100472 from the National Heart Foundation of Australia. All co-authors have won independent and governmental research funding.