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Referral criteria from primary care - chronic heart failure (CHF)

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Referral for more specialist advice

Refer patients to the specialist multidisciplinary heart failure team for:

  • the initial diagnosis of heart failure and
  • the management of:
    • severe heart failure (NYHA class IV)
    • heart failure that does not respond to treatment
    • heart failure that can no longer be managed effectively in the home setting.


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