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Swiss Med Wkly. 2020 Feb 6;150:w20159. doi: 10.4414/smw.2020.20159. eCollection 2020 Jan 27.

Roadmap for the treatment of heart failure patients after hospital discharge: an interdisciplinary consensus paper.

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1
Universitäres Herzzentrum und Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel (CRIB), Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland.
2
Universitäres Zentrum für Hausarztmedizin beider Basel, Universität Basel, Switzerland.
3
Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland.
4
Universitäres Herzzentrum, UniversitätsSpital Zürich, Switzerland.
5
Clinique des Grangettes, Chêne-Bougeries, Switzerland.
6
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland.
7
Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Switzerland.
8
Kantonsspital Luzern, Switzerland.
9
H+O Communications Ltd., Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland.
10
Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG, Rotkreuz, Switzerland.
11
Institut für Hausarztmedizin, Universität Zürich, Switzerland.

Abstract

The transition period from the hospital to the outpatient setting is a critical phase when managing heart failure. A well-structured transition is paramount and helps to ensure a tight follow-up schedule for the heart failure patient, thereby improving treatment outcomes. This article aims to provide guidance for the first three follow-up visits after hospital discharge, with a focus on monitoring heart failure patients and up-titrating their medication in primary care.

PMID:
32027753
DOI:
10.4414/smw.2020.20159
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