HF Compendium – Introduction and Instructions
Since the 2006 Heart Failure Guidelines were released, CCS has published 8 annual updates resulting in over 300 recommendations. This Heart Failure Recommendations Compendium is designed to help practitioners search, filter and quickly identify the recommendations that are currently in force*.
How to use this compendium:
*Note: some recommendations have been archived because they have been updated or are no longer considered relevant. To view a list of archived recommendations, click here.
- Browse using the Menu: All recommendations plus the associated values and preferences, and practical tips have been organized into a hierarchical menu of topics and categories. Use the menu to browse the guidelines using these pre-defined topics and categories.
- Search a specific phrase: Use the “search” feature to find recommendations. For each recommendation found, the tool will display a menu path so you can browse for other related recommendations. Note that only recommendations appear in the results.
- Read the full text: Along with the recommendation text, and menu path, the tool displays the CJC publication year and page and provides a link to the published document.
CCS Heart Failure Guideline Co-Chairs and Authors
The CCS would like to thank the many Heart Failure Panel members who contribute countless hours to guideline development as well as our knowledge translation program. We appreciate their dedication and commitment to the CCS and to this important heart failure management resource. A complete list of guideline authors can be found at www.ccs.ca
and our Heart Failure Program co-chairs are listed below.
HF Guideline Co-Chairs:
Peter Liu (2006), J. Malcolm O. Arnold (2006-2008), Jonathan G. Howlett (2007-2010), Robert S. McKelvie (2009-2012), Gordon W. Moe (2011-2014), Justin A. Ezekowitz (2013-Present), Eileen O'Meara (2014-Present)
Special thanks to Dr. Michael McDonald, Dr. Robert McKelvie, Dr. Karen Harkness, Dr. Shelley Zieroth, Susan Oliver (CCS staff), and Kaytlin Sadler (CCS staff) for their assistance in the development of the CCS Heart Failure guidelines recommendations compendium.
CCS guidelines are intended to provide a reasonable and practical approach to care for specialists and allied health professionals with the duty of bestowing optimal care to patients and families. They are subject to change as scientific knowledge and technology advance and practice patterns evolve. The guidelines are not intended to be a substitute for physicians using their judgment in managing clinical care in consultation with the patient, with appropriate regard to the individual circumstances of the patient, diagnostic and treatment options and available resources. Adherence to these recommendations will not necessarily produce successful outcomes in every case.