Executive summary: HFSA 2006 comprehensive heart failure practice guideline

Kirkwood F. Adams, Jo Ann Lindenfeld, J. Malcolm O. Arnold, David W. Baker, Denise H. Barnard, Kenneth Lee Baughman, John Boehmer, Prakash Deedwania, Sandra B. Dunbar, Uri Elkayam, Mihai Gheorghiade, Jonathan G. Howlett, Marvin A. Konstam, Marvin W. Kronenberg, Barry M. Massie, Mandeep R. Mehra, Alan B. Miller, Debra K. Moser, J. Herbert Patterson, Richard J. RodehefferJonathan Sackner-Bernstein, Marc A. Silver, Randall C. Starling, Lynne Warner Stevenson, Lynne E. Wagoner

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Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome characterized by high mortality, frequent hospitalization, reduced quality of life, and a complex therapeutic regimen. Knowledge about HF is accumulating so rapidly that individual clinicians may be unable to readily and adequately synthesize new information into effective strategies of care for patients with this syndrome. Trial data, though valuable, often do not give direction for individual patient management. These characteristics make HF an ideal candidate for practice guidelines. The 2006 Heart Failure Society of America comprehensive practice guideline addresses the full range of evaluation, care, and management of patients with HF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-38
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Cardiac Failure
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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