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Review of blood tests
Caution must be maintained when considering stopping drugs (e.g. ACE inhibitor,ARBs, entresto, beta blockers, sprionolactone and digoxin) as this may cause deterioration ijn symptoms.
The choice of device will be decided by the cardiology team based on the following criteria:
Implantable Defibrillator (ICD) Primary Indications
Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT +/- D)
The Nurse Led Heart Failure Service provides a comprehensive care package for heart failure patients, working in partnership between primary and secondary care.
Referrals can be made by any member of the multidisciplinary team as long as the following criteria are met:
Ultimately- patient must be willing to be part of the service.
Benefits can include
For more details please contact your local Heart Failure Nurse or contact the main Heart Failure Office on 01463 704628 or email High-UHB.firstname.lastname@example.org
Patient name and CHI number needed for referrals.
|ACE inhibitor||Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors|
|NYHA||New York Heart Association|
|ARB||Angiotensin receptor blockers|
|FBC||Full blood count|
|TFT||Thyroid function test|
|LVSD||Left ventricular systolic dysfunction|
Last reviewed: 07 May 2020
Next review: 30 May 2023
Author(s): Cardiovascular Improvement Group
Approved By: TAM subgroup of ADTC
Reviewer Name(s): Consultant Cardiologist and Lead Heart Failure nurse
Document Id: TAM131