List of quality statements
Statement 1. Adults presenting to hospital with new suspected acute heart failure have a single measurement of natriuretic peptide.
Statement 2. Adults admitted to hospital with new suspected acute heart failure and raised natriuretic peptide levels have a transthoracic doppler 2D echocardiogram within 48 hours of admission.
Statement 3. Adults admitted to hospital with acute heart failure have input within 24 hours of admission from a dedicated specialist heart failure team.
Statement 4. Adults with acute heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction are started on, or continue with, beta‑blocker treatment during their hospital admission.
Statement 5. Adults admitted to hospital with acute heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction are offered an angiotensin‑converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and an aldosterone antagonist.
Statement 6. Adults with acute heart failure have a follow‑up clinical assessment by a member of the community- or hospital‑based specialist heart failure team within 2 weeks of hospital discharge.