Saudi Heart Association (SHA) guidelines for the management of heart failure

Waleed AlHabeeb, F. Al-Ayoubi, K. AlGhalayini, F. Al Ghofaili, Y. Al Hebaishi, Abdulrazaq Al-Jazairi, Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, Ali AlMasood, Maryam Al Qaseer, Shukri Al-Saif, A. Chaudhary, Abdelfatah Elasfar, Adel Tash, Mohamed Arafa, W. Hassan

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Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and negatively impacts quality of life, healthcare costs, and longevity. Although data on HF in the Arab population are scarce, recently developed regional registries are a step forward to evaluating the quality of current patient care and providing an overview of the clinical picture. Despite the burden of HF in Saudi Arabia, there are currently no standardized protocols or guidelines for the management of patients with acute or chronic heart failure. Therefore, the Heart Failure Expert Committee, comprising 13 local specialists representing both public and private sectors, has developed guidelines to address the needs and challenges for the diagnosis and treatment of HF in Saudi Arabia. The ultimate aim of these guidelines is to assist healthcare professionals in delivering optimal care and standardized clinical practice across Saudi Arabia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-253
Number of pages50
JournalJournal of the Saudi Heart Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2019


  • Acute heart failure
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Heart failure recommendations
  • Multidisciplinary management
  • Saudi Arabia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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