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Early diagnosis is key to reducing heart failure – behind the guidelines

Published: 23 April, 2020

Managing heart failure is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach, but early diagnosis and ongoing management require a systematic approach in primary care.

The latest NICE guideline on heart failure puts greater emphasis on multidisciplinary working, shared decision making, care planning, lifestyle advice and interventions, comorbidities, and end of life care. Professor Mike Kirby discusses the important part played by primary care in supporting HF patients.

Heart failure: looking beyond the guidelines. GM Journal 15 April 2020

Last updated: 17 April, 2020

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