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    Heart Failure

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on heart failure and related issues, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), cardiomyopathy, cardioverter-defibrillators, congestive heart failure, and diastolic and systolic heart failure. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Categories
    Overview
    Feb 15, 2022 Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Updated Guidelines From the ACC/AHA [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Nov 15, 2017 Cardiomyopathy: An Overview   Alg   PtEd
    Aug 01, 2014 ACCF and AHA Release Guidelines on the Management of Heart Failure [Practice Guidelines]
    Oct 01, 2012 ACCF and AHA Update Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy [Practice Guidelines]
    Mar 01, 2010 ACC and AHA Update on Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]   Alg
    May 01, 2009 Cardiomyopathy: An Overview   PtEd
    Treatment
    Nov 15, 2021 Coenzyme Q10 for Heart Failure [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Jul 15, 2020 Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) for Preventing Hospitalization for Heart Failure [STEPS]
    Jul 01, 2019 Medication Management for Chronic Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jul 01, 2019 Pharmacologic Therapy for Heart Failure [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Feb 01, 2019 Dyspnea Due to Acute Heart Failure Syndrome [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Nov 01, 2017 Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Diagnosis and Management   Alg
    Jan 01, 2017 Heart Failure Due to Reduced Ejection Fraction: Medical Management   PtEd
    Oct 15, 2016 Sacubitril/Valsartan (Entresto) for Heart Failure [STEPS]
    Apr 15, 2016 Ivabradine (Corlanor) for Heart Failure [STEPS]
    Mar 01, 2016 Transitional Care Interventions to Prevent Readmissions for Patients with Heart Failure [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
    Aug 01, 2014 ACCF and AHA Release Guidelines on the Management of Heart Failure [Practice Guidelines]
    Jul 15, 2012 Heart Failure [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Apr 15, 2012 NICE Updates Guidelines on Management of Chronic Heart Failure [Practice Guidelines]   Alg
    Dec 01, 2010 Sudden Cardiac Death and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
    Apr 01, 2008 Pharmacologic Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2007 Predicting Mortality Risk in Patients with Acute Exacerbations of Heart Failure [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Aug 15, 2006 Digoxin Therapy for Heart Failure: An Update   Alg
    Aug 01, 2006 Diuretics for Treatment of Patients with Heart Failure? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Dec 01, 2004 Outpatient Treatment of Systolic Heart Failure   Alg   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2004 Digitalis for Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in Patients in Sinus Rhythm [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Nov 01, 2003 Combination Therapy with ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers in Heart Failure
    Sep 01, 2003 AHA Releases Statement on Exercise and Heart Failure [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 01, 2002 Heart Failure [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Prevention
    Jul 15, 2020 Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) for Preventing Hospitalization for Heart Failure [STEPS]
    Jul 01, 2016 Cardiac Rehabilitation: Improving Function and Reducing Risk   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2016 Transitional Care Interventions to Prevent Readmissions for Patients with Heart Failure [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Nov 15, 2017 Cardiomyopathy [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2017 Heart Failure: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2008 Heart Failure: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2003 Heart Failure [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    Oct 15, 2001 What Should I Know About Heart Failure? [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    Apr 15, 2001 How to Stay Out of the Hospital if You Have Congestive Heart Failure [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    Feb 15, 2001 Heart Failure [Patient Information Collections]
    Screening and Diagnosis
    Feb 15, 2020 Diagnosis of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction [Point-of-Care Guides]
    Feb 01, 2019 Dyspnea Due to Acute Heart Failure Syndrome [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Apr 15, 2017 Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jun 15, 2012 Diagnosis and Evaluation of Heart Failure   Alg   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2007 Predicting Mortality Risk in Patients with Acute Exacerbations of Heart Failure [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Dec 01, 2006 The Role of BNP Testing in Heart Failure
    Dec 01, 2004 Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Adults
    Editorials and Letters
    Apr 01, 2014 Sodium Restriction in Heart Failure: How Low Should You Go? [Editorials]
    Oct 15, 2006 Nesiritide for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure [Letters to the Editor]
    Oct 01, 2005 Update on Outpatient Treatment of Systolic Heart Failure [Letters to the Editor]
    Jul 15, 2004 Therapy with ACE Inhibitors and ARBs in Heart Failure [Letters to the Editor]
    Sep 15, 2001 The ABCs of Treating Congestive Heart Failure [Editorials]
    Apr 15, 2001 Heart Failure, Diastolic Dysfunction and the Role of the Family Physician [Editorials]
    Complications and Special Situations
    Dec 01, 2010 Sudden Cardiac Death and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
    Apr 15, 2001 Reducing Readmissions for Congestive Heart Failure   PtEd

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