Heart failure medications
Heart failure medication titration plan (PDF, 139MB)
The heart failure medication titration plan is a communication tool (initiated by the treating team) that can improve up-titration of medications1. Included in the plan are suggestions for monitoring, scheduling titration dose, and a flexible diuretic regime. To save confusion, a clinician is nominated to manage the titration (e.g. GP, consultant, nurse practitioner). Regardless of who is managing the titration, the plan should be sent to the GP.
1 Hickey A, Suna J, Marquart L et al. Improving medication titration in heart failure by embedding a structured medication titration plan. Int J Cardiol 2016;224:99-106.
Medications to manage heart failure is a 20-page A4 booklet for patients interested in knowing more about their heart failure medications and how to use them safely.
Sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) Fact Sheet (PDF, 267 KB)
The sacubitril-valsartan (Entresto) fact sheet provides prescribing information for a new drug class called angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI). The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) recommends Entresto for heart failure patients with a reduced ejection fraction.