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Title: How to develop a national heart failure clinics network: a consensus document of the Hellenic Heart Failure Association
Authors: Filippatos, Gerasimos 
Farmakis, Dimitrios 
Alexanian, Ioannis 
Bistola, Vasiliki 
Chrysohoou, Christina 
Fountoulaki, Katerina 
Giamouzis, Gregory 
Karatzas, Dimitrios 
Karavidas, Apostolos 
Keramida, Kalliopi 
Lambrinou, Ekaterini 
Naka, Katerina K. 
Nanas, John 
Nikolaou, Chrysoula 
Nikolaou, Maria 
Ntalianis, Argyrios 
Papadopoulos, Costas H. 
Sideris, Antonis 
Xydonas, Sotirios 
Trikas, Athanasios 
Parissis, John 
Triposkiadis, Filippos 
Major Field of Science: Medical and Health Sciences
Field Category: Clinical Medicine
Keywords: Discharge letter;Electronic health care record;Heart failure;Heart failure clinics;Heart failure network;Multidisciplinary team
Issue Date: Feb-2020
Source: ESC Heart Failure, 2020, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 15–25
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Start page: 15
End page: 25
Journal: ESC Heart Failure 
Abstract: Heart failure (HF) is rapidly growing, conferring considerable mortality, morbidity, and costs. Dedicated HF clinics improve patient outcomes, and the development of a national HF clinics network aims at addressing this need at national level. Such a network should respect the existing health care infrastructures, and according to the capacities of hosting facilities, it can be organized into three levels. Establishing the continuous communication and interaction among the components of the network is crucial, while supportive actions that can enhance its efficiency include involvement of multidisciplinary health care professionals, use of structured HF-specific documents, such as discharge notes, patient information leaflets, and patient booklets, and implementation of an HF-specific electronic health care record and database platform.
ISSN: 2055-5822
DOI: 10.1002/ehf2.12558
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Type: Article
Affiliation : University of Cyprus 
Attikon University Hospital 
Evangelismos Hospital 
Hippokration General Hospital 
Thriassio General Hospital of Elefsina 
Larissa University Hospital 
General Hospital G. Gennimatas 
Cyprus University of Technology 
Alexandra Hospital 
Aeginition Hospital 
Sismanogleio ‐ Amalia Fleming General Hospital 
Korgialeneio ‐ Benakeio General Hospital 
General Hospital ELPIS 
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center 
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