The 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society heart failure management guidelines update: focus on acute and chronic heart failure

Can J Cardiol. 2013 Feb;29(2):168-81. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2012.10.007. Epub 2012 Nov 30.


The 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure (HF) Guidelines Update provides management recommendations for acute and chronic HF. In 2006, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society HF Guidelines committee first published an overview of HF management. Since then, significant additions to and changes in many of these recommendations have become apparent. With this in mind and in response to stakeholder feedback, the Guidelines Committee in 2012 has updated the overview of both acute and chronic heart failure diagnosis and management. The 2012 Update also includes recommendations, values and preferences, and practical tips to assist the medical practitioner manage their patients with HF.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Canada
  • Disease Management*
  • Heart Failure / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*
  • Societies, Medical*