Acute and Chronic Heart Failure

Publication Date: 2016

Chairperson: Piotr Ponikowski & Adriaan A Voors

Heart failure, Natriuretic peptides, Ejection fraction, Diagnosis, Pharmacotherapy, Neuro-hormonal antagonists, Cardiac resynchronization therapy, Mechanical circulatory support, Transplantation, Arrhythmias, Co-morbidities, Hospitalization, Multidisciplinary management

Pocket Guidelines on Acute and Chronic Heart Failure


2016 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure: The Task Force for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Developed with the special contribution of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC


„The aim of all the ESC Guidelines is to help health professionals to make decisions in their everyday life based on the best available evidence. We will soon be celebrating the 30th anniversary of clinical trials that for the first time incontrovertibly demonstrated that the miserable outcome of patients with heart failure (HF) can be markedly improved. Since then, in the area of HF management we have witnessed and celebrated numerous highs, which have definitely outnumbered several lows, all of which have allowed us to unravel the pathophysiology of this clinical syndrome, but more importantly has led to better care of our patients. In the year 2016, no one would any longer dispute that, by applying all evidence-based discoveries, HF is now becoming a preventable and treatable disease.”

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