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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 - a guide for patients (PDF, 2.18MB)

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.

Last updated: 10 April 2019