The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease focuses on improving the heart health and outcomes of groups and communities i.e. Regional Australians, Indigenous Australians and International Health
Multimorbidity in heart failure (HF), defined by the presence of HF of any etiology and two or more concurrent conditions that require active management, represents a growing problem within the ageing HF patient population. Expert guidelines struggle to articulate how this multi-factorial problem can be effectively addressed – hence this initiative.
In recognising the complex clinical challenges inherent to managing HF in the setting of multimorbidity and the role of expert guidelines in providing a comprehensive overview of the relative strengths and applicability of treatment options, the specific aims of this Expert Consensus Statement were two-fold:
To provide a comprehensive overview of the current literature focusing on the most common conditions requiring concurrent treatment and management in patients with HF.
To derive a practical set of recommendations for a systematic response to this increasingly common clinical phenomenon.
Professor Simon Stewart Director, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Professor Barbara Riegel, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Associate Professor Cynthia Boyd, Center on Aging and Health, John Hopkins University
Dr Yasmin Ahamed, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Professor David R Thompson, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Professor Louise Burrell, The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor Melinda Carrington, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Professor Andrew Coats, Monash and Warwick Universities
Associate Professor Bradi Granger, Duke University, School of Nursing
Professor Julie Hides, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Dr William Weintraub, Christiana Care Health Services, Center for Heart & Vascular Health
Professor Debra K Moser, University of Kentucky, Center for Biobehavioral Research in Self-Management of Cardiopulmonary Diseases
Assistant Professor Victoria Vaughan, New York University, School of Nursing
Professor Michael Rich, Washington Medicine School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division