ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on The Management of Chronic and Acute Heart Failure
Guidelines for Patients
What patients need to know
Based on ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines, these documents describe diagnosis and treatment recommendations based on medical and scientific evidence from healthcare professionals. They are intended to contribute to patients’ understanding of their condition, to give them the knowledge and confidence to be involved in shared decision-making with their healthcare providers. It also provides suggestions on ways to take care of themselves, which is essential in the effective management of their disease.
Chronic and Acute Heart Failure
This document is not intended as a guide on how the heart works, nor can it be exhaustive. The topics included in this document have links that will direct the interested reader to the appropriate sections in the 2021 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines.