About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about the care and treatment of people with chronic heart failure that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 108.

This is an update of advice on the care of adults with chronic heart failure that NICE produced in 2003. The advice on diagnosis, drug treatments, monitoring and rehabilitation has been updated.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult (18 years and older) with chronic heart failure who is being treated in primary or secondary care.

No, if you are:

  • younger than 18

  • an adult with heart failure caused by respiratory disease

  • a pregnant woman with chronic heart failure.

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