September Pearls: Heart Failure Management

September Pearls: Heart Failure Management

September 25th, 2019 | Pharmacy Pearls

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls gives an overview of the ACC/AHA Guideline on the Management of Heart Failure (HF) in adults. This guideline (last updated in 2013, with a focused update in 2017) focuses on evaluation and treatment of the HF patient (specifically for patients with reduced ejection fraction), as well as HF-associated comorbidities. The authors highlight the importance of optimal medication use and emphasize patient‐specific treatment considerations, which can be implemented using shared decision‐making and a multidisciplinary team‐based approach. In this Pharmacy Pearl, you will find a review of ACC/AHA HF Staging, a general treatment algorithm, and a review of the newest available medications.

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