Unidades de insuficiência cardíaca: estado da arte na abordagem da insuficiência cardíaca

Translated title of the contribution: Heart failure units: State of the art in disease management

Ana Teresa Timóteo, Tiago Pereira Silva, Rita Ilhão Moreira, António Gonçalves, Rui Soares, Rui Cruz Ferreira

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The prevalence of heart failure has increased over the past decades and is a major social and economic burden on healthcare services. Patient quality of life is severely impaired and heart failure is one of the main causes of death in Portugal. The functional organization of multidisciplinary teams engaged in the treatment of these patients is essential to improve health care provision and outcomes, specifically reducing mortality, hospital admissions, and improving quality of life. We describe current approaches to heart failure management and discuss the organization of heart failure units and cooperation among these units and also with other healthcare professionals.

Translated title of the contributionHeart failure units: State of the art in disease management
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)341-350
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Cardiologia
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Heart failure
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Treatment
  • Units


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