Long Term Conditions Collaborative: Improving Care Pathways

A resource to improve care pathways for those with long term conditions.

Appendix 4: Suspected new heart failure patient diagnostic pathway

This Diagnostic Pathway for heart failure is currently being piloted in Victoria Infirmary (for GPs in SE Glasgow CHP area). It is designed so that patients with suspected heart failure are given a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan, and includes the use of BNP tests as a definite "rule out" for patients that have a normal ECG. Once pilot has been evaluated it is hoped to roll out the pathway across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

suspected new heart failure patient diagnostic pathway

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