Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2018 | Month : April | Volume : 12 | Issue : 4 | Page : OE01 - OE07

ESC 2016 Heart Failure Guidelines: A Consensus Document from Indian Experts for Adaptation in India

Vijay Kumar Chopra, Soumitra Kumar, Arup Dasbiswas, Devang Desai, Debanu Ghoshroy, Jagdish Chander Mohan, Srinivasa Rao Maddury

1. Director, Heart Failure Programme, Medanta Medicity, Gurugram, India. 2. Professor and Head, Deptarment of Cardiology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 3. Ex Professor, and Head, Department Cardiology, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 4. Director, Department of Cardiologist, Hridayam Heart care Clinic, Unicare Hospital, Surat, Gujarat, India. 5. Consultant and Interventional Cardiologist, Peerless Hospital and BK Roy Research Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 6. Director and Head, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, India. 7. Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, Care Hospital, Namapally, Hyderabad, India.

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Dr. Vijay Kumar Chopra,
Director, Heart Failure Programme, Medanta Medicity, Gurugram-122001, India.


Heart Failure (HF) in chronic setting is an important cardiac cause of morbidity and mortality. HF burden in India is expected to increase because of increasing risk factors especially hypertension and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Treatment of HF in India has been as per recommendations from international guidelines. There are no guidelines for management of HF in India. Recently, European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management of HF were released. To understand the new evidence and new recommendations and to apply these in management of HF in India, experts from across the country provided consensus for adaptation of these ESC guideline recommendations in Indian setting. This article provides the consensus opinion from Indian experts on recommendations of ESC guideline for diagnosis and treatment of HF for adaptation in India.


Diagnosis, Echocardiography, Ejection fraction, Recommendations, Treatment

How to cite this article :

Vijay Kumar Chopra, Soumitra Kumar, Arup Dasbiswas, Devang Desai, Debanu Ghoshroy, Jagdish Chander Mohan, et al.. ESC 2016 HEART FAILURE GUIDELINES: A CONSENSUS DOCUMENT FROM INDIAN EXPERTS FOR ADAPTATION IN INDIA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2018 Jul 21 ]; 12:OE01-OE07. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/31278.11346

Date of Submission: Jul 01, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Aug 15, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Nov 23, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018


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