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2016 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure: The Task Force for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Developed with the special contribution of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC

By Piotr Ponikowski, Adriaan A. Voors, Stefan D. Anker, Héctor Bueno, John G. F. Cleland, Andrew J.S. Coats, Volkmar Falk, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Ewa A. Jankowska, Mariell Jessup, Cecilia Linde, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, John T. Parissis, Burkert Pieske, Jillian P. Riley, Giuseppe M.C. Rosano, Luis M. Ruilope, Frank Ruschitzka, Frans H. Rutten, Peter van der Meer, Gerasimos Filippatos, John J.V. Mcmurray, Victor Aboyans, Stephan Achenbach, Stefan Agewall, Nawwar Al-Attar, John James Atherton, Johann Bauersachs, A.John Camm, Scipione Carerj, Claudio Ceconi, Antonio Coca, Perry Elliott, Çetin Erol, Justin Ezekowitz, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Donna Fitzsimons, Marco Guazzi, Maxime Guenoun, Gerd Hasenfuss, Gerhard Hindricks, Arno W. Hoes, Bernard Iung, Tiny Jaarsma, Paulus Kirchhof, Juhani Knuuti, Philippe Kolh, Stavros Konstantinides, Mitja Lainscak, Patrizio Lancellotti, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Francesco Maisano, Christian Mueller, Mark C. Petrie, Massimo F. Piepoli, Silvia G. Priori, Adam Torbicki, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Stephan Windecker, Clyde Yancy and Jose Luis Zamorano

Abstract

he ESC Guidelines represent the views of the ESC and were produced after careful consideration of the scientific and medical knowledge and the evidence available at\ud the time of their publication. The ESC is not responsible in the event of any contradiction, discrepancy and/or ambiguity between the ESC Guidelines and any other official recom-\ud mendations or guidelines issued by the relevant public health authorities, in particular in relation to good use of healthcare or therapeutic strategies. Health professionals are encour-\ud aged to take the ESC Guidelines fully into account when exercising their clinical judgment, as well as in the determination and the implementation of preventive, diagnostic or\ud therapeutic medical strategies; however, the ESC Guidelines do not override, in any way whatsoever, the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate and\ud accurate decisions in consideration of each patient’s health condition and in consultation with that patient and, where appropriate and/or necessary, the patient’s caregiver. Nor\ud do the ESC Guidelines exempt health professionals from taking into full and careful consideration the relevant official updated recommendations or guidelines issued by the competent\ud public health authorities, in order to manage each patient’s case in light of the scientifically accepted data pursuant to their respective ethical and professional obligations. It is also the\ud health professional’s responsibility to verify the applicable rules and regulations relating to drugs and medical devices at the time of prescription

Topics: Arrhythmias, Cardiac resynchronization therapy, Co-morbidities, Diagnosis, Ejection fraction, Guidelines, Heart failure, Hospitalization, Mechanical circulatory support, Multidisciplinary management, Natriuretic peptides, Neuro-hormonal antagonists, Pharmacotherapy, Transplantation, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1002/(ISSN)1879-0844
OAI identifier: oai:iris.unife.it:11392/2371496
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