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Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Heart Failure in Australia 2018

The Queensland Heart failure medication optimisation plan (PDF, 139MB)

The plan communicates the implementation of 4 drug classes, diuretics and highlights iron monitoring.

To use outside of Queensland Health, please register here and acknowledge the source of the plan as follows: Reproduced with permission from Queensland Health. Source  For further enquiries please email:

HEART Online

The HEART online toolkit provides nurses, allied health, pharmacists and doctors with evidence-based resources to assist the management of patients with chronic heart failure and cardiovascular disease.

Heart Failure: End-stage management guideline (PDF, 536kB)

The Queensland Health end-stage heart failure management guideline will help the health care team to recognise when a patient is approaching end-stage heart failure. The guide provides advice on how to promote quality of life and includes approaches to medication management, implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) deactivation, and managing common symptoms (dyspnoea, oedema, pain, anxiety and depression, constipation, nausea and vomiting, anorexia and cachexia, and fatigue).

Queensland Health Cardiac and Pulmonary telerehabilitation guideline (PDF, 345kB)

This is a practical guide to help clinicians (particularly exercise therapists) implement virtual exercise and education programs for those with cardiac conditions (including heart failure) and chronic pulmonary disease.

Last updated: 18 August 2023