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March 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:9

NICE quality standard on acute heart failure

BJCardio Staff

Abstract

Acute heart failure is a common cause of admission to hospital with over 67,000 admissions in England and Wales a year, and is the leading cause of hospital admission in people 65 years or older in the UK. NICE expects the six quality statements will help improve outcomes from this condition. The six quality statements are: Adults presenting to hospital with new suspected acute heart failure have a single measurement of natriuretic peptide. 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. Adults admitted to hos

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