Managing heart failure in general practice – an update

Dr Aajuli Shukla

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Dr Aajuli Shukla

General Practitioner; Deputy Medical Editor, Medical Journal of Australia; Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Diabetes Management Journal

Dr Aajuli Shukla

 

Heart failure is an incredibly common condition managed in general practice.

One of the commonest causes for hospitalisation of heart failure patients is non-adherence to therapy and/or dietary or fluid restriction.

In addition, rates of prescriptions of ACE inhibitors and beta blockers in hospitalised patients with heart failure is often lower than recommended.

Early diagnosis,prescription of prognosis-modifying drugs and adherence to current guidelines is the key for managing patients with heart failure, preventing deterioration and improving their quality of life, says cardiologist Dr Andrew Sindone, a specialist in the management of heart failure.

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