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Consensus on standards for HF clinics

5 September, 2018

In 2016, the Spanish Society of Cardiology published a consensus for classification and quality standards of HF clinics.

The consensus recommends that HF clinics develop integrated care pathways for HF management, which should incorporate diagnostic criteria and therapeutic recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology guidelines. The consensus further recommends that natriuretic peptide testing and echocardiography be available in HF clinics.

Links, references, and key reading

Anguita Sanchez M, Lambert Rodriguez JL, Bover Freire R, et al. 2016. Classification and Quality Standards of Heart Failure Units: Scientific Consensus of the Spanish Society of Cardiology. Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 69(10): 940-50

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