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Acute and Chronic Heart Failure

Pocket Guidelines

Heart Failure: Pathophysiology
Heart Failure: Treatment
Heart Failure: Prognosis
Heart Failure: Diagnosis
Heart Failure

Publication Date: 2016
: Piotr Ponikowski(Chairperson) and Adriaan A. Voors (Co-Chairperson)

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Table of Contents          

  • Preamble
  • Introduction
  • Definition, epidemiology and prognosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Cardiac imaging and other diagnostic tests
  • Delaying or preventing the development of overt heart failure or preventing death before the onset of symptoms
  • Pharmacological treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
  • Non-surgical device treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
  • Treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Arrhythmias and conductance disturbances
  • Co-morbidities
  • Acute heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation
  • Multidisciplinary team management