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Chronic heart failure in older people (1.5 CPD hours)



Elderly care physician Dr Victor Man-Fai Sim offers advice on diagnosing and managing chronic heart failure in older adults.

Learning objectives

An overview of the issues including:

  • Making the diagnosis
  • Use of diuretics
  • Initiation of ACE inhibitors and alternatives
  • Introduction of beta-blockers
  • When to prescribe aldosterone antagonists
  • Use of digoxin

This module was first published on 20 October 2010 and was up to date with all key guidelines and evidence at that point. It will be reviewed as part of our routine update cycle by 20 October 2012 but will be updated sooner to reflect any key guideline changes.