Korean guidelines for diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure

Min Seok Kim, Ju Hee Lee, Eung Ju Kim, Dae Gyun Park, Sung Ji Park, Jin Joo Park, Mi Seung Shin, Byung Su Yoo, Jong Chan Youn, Sang Eun Lee, Sang Hyun Ihm, Se Yong Jang, Sang Ho Jo, Jae Yeong Cho, Hyun Jai Cho, Seonghoon Choi, Jin Oh Choi, Seong Woo Han, Kyung Kuk Hwang, Eun Seok JeonMyeong Chan Cho, Shung Chull Chae, Dong Ju Choi

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The prevalence of heart failure (HF) is skyrocketing worldwide, and is closely associated with serious morbidity and mortality. In particular, HF is one of the main causes for the hospitalization and mortality in elderly individuals. Korea also has these epidemiological problems, and HF is responsible for huge socioeconomic burden. However, there has been no clinical guideline for HF management in Korea. The present guideline provides the frst set of practical guidelines for the management of HF in Korea and was developed using the guideline adaptation process while including as many data from Korean studies as possible. The scope of the present guideline includes the defnition, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic HF with reduced/preserved ejection fraction of various etiologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-643
Number of pages89
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept

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© 2017. The Korean Society of Cardiology.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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