Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic heart failure in the new ESC heart failure guidelines published in 2016
█ Current opinion
Magyar Honvédség Egészségügyi Központ, Kardiológia Osztály, Budapest
This paper intends to provide an overview of the novelties in the general chapters of the new ESC heart failure guidelines published in 2016: the new terminology, the new diagnostic criteria, the new diagnostic algorithm in chronic heart failure and the new chapter dealing with prevention or delay of the development of overt heart failure. In addition, the article presents the recommendations of the new ESC heart failure guidelines for the pharmacological therapy of HFrEF and compares them with the recommendations of previous ESC heart failure guidelines published in 2012, with previous ACCF/AHA guidelines recommendations published in 2013 and with the recommendations of ACC/AHA/HFSA focused update on new pharmacological therapy for heart failure published in 2016. Finally, the publication summarizes the novelties of the device therapy (CRT and/or ICD) of HFrEF and treatment of HFpEF.