Our guide to the management of heart failure in primary care.
Heart Failure Newsletter, November 2020
A selected collection of the documents below.
Heart Failure Drug Comparison Chart
Describes an approach to heart failure therapy, lists lifestyle management tips, and compares heart failure medications including beta-blockers, ACEIs, ARBs, MRAs, sacubitril/valsartan, SGLT2 inhibitors, digoxin, ivabradine, vericiguat, and diuretics.
The Art of Prescribing in Heart Failure
Describes approaches to solving common drug therapy problems in heart failure, including: hypotension, bradycardia, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, worsening renal function, hyponatremia, gout, and dry cough.
Furosemide Sliding Scale
A tool for escalating and de-escalating furosemide doses in order to achieve euvolemia and allow the up-titration of other heart failure medications.
BC Heart Failure Zones [external link]
Patient-friendly tool for management of heart failure symptoms. Linked with permission of Cardiac Services BC.
Perspectives on Heart Failure and Diabetes
A guide to comanaging patients with both diabetes and heart failure.