Feature Interview

Associate Professor Ralph Audehm and Associate Professor Gary Kilov

Straight from the heart: GP insights into the recently updated Heart Failure guidelines

•   Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: certainty of diagnosis, clarity of treatment
•   Euvolaemic patients: initiate both HF specific beta blockers and an ACE inhibitor/ARB then focus on uptitration
•   Administer iron by infusion in heart failure patients with functional deficiency
•   Saving lives: the role of nurses in uptitration of medication to optimised doses