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Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic heart failure: executive summary (update 2005): The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure of the European Society of Cardiology

Författare och institution:
Karl Swedberg (Hjärt-kärlinstitutionen); John Cleland (-); Henry Dargie (-); Helmut Drexler (-); Ferenc Follath (-); Michel Komajda (-); Luigi Tavazzi (-); Otto A Smiseth (-); Antonello Gavazzi (-); Axel Haverich (-); Arno Hoes (-); Tiny Jaarsma (-); Jerzy Korewicki (-); S. Levy (-); Cecilia Linde (-); J. L. Lopez-Sendon (-); Markku S Nieminen (-); L. Pierard (-); Willem J Remme (-)
Publicerad i:
European heart journal, 26 ( 11 ) s. 1115-40
0195-668X (Print)
Artikel, forskningsöversikt
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Preamble Guidelines and Expert Consensus Documents aim to present all the relevant evidence on a particular issue in order to help physicians to weigh the benefits and risks of a particular diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. They should be helpful in everyday clinical decision-making. A great number of Guidelines and Expert Consensus Documents have been issued in recent years by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and by different organizations and other related societies. This profusion can put at stake the authority and validity of guidelines, which can only be guaranteed if they have been developed by an unquestionable decision-making process. This is one of the reasons why the ESC and others have issued recommendations for formulating and issuing Guidelines and Expert Consensus Documents. In spite of the fact that standards for issuing good quality Guidelines and Expert Consensus Documents are well defined, recent surveys of Guidelines and Expert Consensus Documents published in peer-reviewed journals between 1985 and 1998 have shown that methodological standards were not complied with in the vast majority of cases. It is therefore of great importance that guidelines and recommendations are presented in formats that are easily interpreted. Subsequently, their implementation programmes must also be well conducted. Attempts have been made to determine whether guidelines improve the quality of clinical practice and the utilization of health resources. The ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines (CPG) supervises and coordinates the preparation of new Guidelines and Expert Consensus Documents produced by Task Forces, expert groups, or consensus panels. The chosen experts in these writing panels are asked to provide disclosure statements of all relationships they may have which might be perceived as real or potential conflicts of interest. These disclosure forms are kept on file at the European Heart House, headquarters of the ESC. The Committee is also responsible for the endorsement of these Guidelines and Expert Consensus Documents or statements. The Task Force has classified and ranked the usefulness or efficacy of the recommended procedure and/or treatments and the Level of Evidence as indicated in the tables on page 3.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Acute Disease, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Cardiovascular Agents/therapeutic use, Chronic Disease, Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular, Exercise Therapy, Heart Failure, Congestive/*diagnosis/etiology/*therapy, Heart-Assist Devices, Humans, Life Style, Risk Assessment, Terminology
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2007-08-14 14:11
Posten ändrad:
2007-08-14 14:19

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