Heart Failure Service

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    Community Nurse Led Heart Failure Service
    covering Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.

    Aim of service:

    Improve the cardiovascular health of patients in Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble who have been diagnosed as having heart failure due to Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (< 40%) or HFpEF or following a recent acute admission with decompensating heart failure.

    This is done by working in partnership with the hospital and primary care services.

    Offer comprehensive advice, education and treatment in accordance with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines for chronic heart failure. Primarily with patients who have experienced an episode of decompensating heart failure requiring an acute admission to hospital, or deemed as unstable with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, to enable self-management.

    Provided in clinic and at home visits.

    Inclusion Criteria

    Patients with newly diagnosed Acute/Chronic Heart Failure (LVSD) < 40% confirmed by Echocardiography, MRI or angiogram which demonstrates Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (within the last 12 months), who require education and titration of medication as per NICE Guidelines (108). (Most recent Echocardiogram result must be attached to referral form/letter).

    Patients with newly diagnosed Heart Failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) which has been confirmed by a Cardiologist (a) (within the last 12 months).

    Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of LVSD < 40% or Heart Failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) which has been confirmed by a Cardiologist (a), who require heart failure specialist nurse review due to recent decompensation or hospitalisation for heart failure symptoms within the last 4 weeks.

    Patients with established Heart Failure who have previously been known to the CHFSNS service can be referred back via their GP, if their condition becomes unstable due to decompensating heart failure.

    Please email referral to lcn.tr.heartfailureservice@nhs.net

    Contact Us

    Community Nurse Led Heart Failure Service
    Minerva Health Centre

    Tel: 01772 777629