Heart failure

Live Webcast: Improving diagnosis and care for heart failure patients

The Heart Foundation hosted a live webcast which included a panel discussion with expert authors of the new guidelines.

Guidelines and tools

Prevention, detection and management of heart failure

National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of heart failure in Australia 2018

National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of heart failure in Australia 2018: Executive summary

The 2018 guidelines were developed by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA) in partnership with the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). These guidelines are endorsed by:

  • Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS)
  • The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • The Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia (CRANA)
  • Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
  • Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)
  • Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP)
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) – approved as an accepted clinical resource

Heart failure guidelines - A concise summary for the GP

Clinical fact sheet: pharmacological management of chronic heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) (2019)

Clinical fact sheet: diagnosis and classification of heart failure (2019)

Guideline algorithms

Presentations

Guideline supporting documentation

A targeted approach to reducing heart failure readmissions: The Heart Failure Toolkit

A resource for reducing 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure. Outlines a series of patient-centred outcome measures, three heart failure optimisation pillars, a framework for health service system redesign and how data can be used to drive quality improvement. A joint initiative between the Heart Foundation and the Victorian Government through the Health Innovation and Reform Council (HIRC) and the Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network (VCCN).

HEART online

  • HEART online website
    Clinician resources for cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure management. Access evidence-based guidelines, templates, protocols, calculators, patient resources and videos. Supported by Queensland Health and the Heart Foundation.

Information for your patients