SIGN Publish New Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines Version for Patients
A new patient version of the SIGN Chronic Heart Failure guidelines was published this week for people with Chronic Heart Failure in Scotland and their family, friends and carers. This new booklet explains the recommendations set out in a clinical guideline (published in March) produced by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) about the care you may need.
The patient version of SIGN’s Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines covers:
• what chronic heart failure is;
• what causes it;
• what the symptoms are;
• how it is diagnosed;
• how it is treated; and
• what you can do to help yourself.
The guideline is based on what SIGN know from current medical research. There is also some advice based on the opinion of health-care professionals who are trained on how best to manage your care.
To download the full new patient version click here.