Cardiovascular care in the older adult: Heart failure
18 June 2020
Last updated:18 June 2020
This resource series, curated by the BGS Cardiovascular SIG, brings together key principles and guidelines on the management of cardiovascular disease in older adults.
- Chronic heart failure in adults: diagnosis and management: NICE guideline [NG106] - National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE)
This guideline covers diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure in adults. It aims to improve diagnosis and treatment to increase length and quality of life for people with HF.
- Acute heart failure: diagnosis and management: Clinical guideline [CG187] - National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE)
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing acute heart failure or possible acute heart failure in adults. It aims to improve the immediate management of someone who is acutely unwell as a result of heart failure.
- Acute and Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines - ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines
This comprehensive document provides practical, evidence- based guidelines for the diagnosis and management of heart failure.
- Management of chronic heart failure: SIGN 147 - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
This excellent document provides evidence-based recommendations and best practice guidance on the management of patients with chronic heart failure. It provides recommendations on diagnosis, lifestyle, modification, pharmacological and interventional therapies, organisational planning and palliative care. This guideline will be of interest to all healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with heart failure, including cardiac nurses, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, general practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, as well as patients and carers.
- Focus on Heart Failure: 10 recommendations to improve care and transform lives - All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Heart Disease and Alliance for Heart Failure
The Alliance for Heart Failure (AHF) is a coalition of charities, patient groups, professional bodies and corporate members for the purpose of raising the profile of heart failure in Government, the NHS and media. They have called on the NHS, Health Education England, CCGs and NHS Improvement to work together and adopt the APPG Inquiry report’s recommendations without exception, and so implement best practice across the whole NHS for all people living with HF.
- Conrad N, Judge A, Tran T, Mohseni et al.. Temporal trends and patterns in heart failure incidence: A population-based study of 4 million individuals. The Lancet 2018;39(10120):751-80. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32520-5