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HFSA 2010 Comprehensive Heart Failure Practice Guideline

The HFSA has developed a heart failure practice guideline for healthcare professionals. This guideline addresses the full range of evaluation, care and management of patients with HF, including acute HF, disease management, and HF in special populations.

This 2010 Comprehensive Heart Failure Practice Guideline was published in the June issue of the Journal of Cardiac Failure.

Journal of Cardiac Failure 2010;16:475-539 – Executive Summary

Journal of Cardiac Failure 2010;16:e1-e194 – Complete Guideline Sections (below)

Section Title
1: Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Heart Failure Practice Guideline
2: Conceptualization and Working Definition of Heart Failure
3: Prevention of Ventricular Remodeling, Cardiac Dysfunction, and Heart Failure
4: Evaluation of Patients for Ventricular Dysfunction and Heart Failure
5: Management of Asymptomatic Patients with Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
6: Nonpharmacologic Management and Health Care Maintenance in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure
7: Heart Failure in Patients With Reduced Ejection Fraction
8: Disease Management, Advance Directives, and End-of-Life Care in Heart Failure Education and Counseling
9: Electrophysiology Testing and the Use of Devices in Heart Failure
10: Surgical Approaches to the Treatment of Heart Failure
11: Evaluation and Management of Patients with Heart Failure and Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
12: Evaluation and Management of Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
13: Evaluation and Therapy for Heart Failure in the Setting of Ischemic Heart Disease
14: Managing Patients with Hypertension and Heart Failure
15: Management of Heart Failure in Special Populations
16: Myocarditis: Current Treatment
17: Genetic Evaluation of Cardiomyopathy

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