The Heart Foundation’s guidelines are designed to provide comprehensive and practical recommendations for the management of key cardiovascular diseases. In many cases, summary versions and/or clinical tools are also available to help busy health professionals.
The most commonly used guidelines in general practice can be accessed through the links below.
Guidelines for the assessment of absolute cardiovascular risk
Position statement of lipid management
Guide to management of hypertension
Coronary heart disease
Reducing risk in heart disease - full guidelines
Reducing risk in heart disease - summary
Chronic heart disease
Guidelines for the prevention of chronic heart failure - full guidelines
Guidelines for the prevention of chronic heart failure - summary
Physical activity recommendations for people with CVD
Physical Activity in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease:
Management Algorithm and Information for General Practice (2006)