Korean Circ J. 2019 Jan;49(1):46-68. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2018.0351
Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
The prevalence of heart failure (HF) is on the rise due to the aging of society. Furthermore, the continuous progress and widespread adoption of screening and diagnostic strategies have led to an increase in the detection rate of HF, effectively increasing the number of patients requiring monitoring and treatment. Because HF is associated with substantial rates of mortality and morbidity, as well as high socioeconomic burden, there is an increasing need for developing specific guidelines for HF management. The Korean guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure (CHF) were introduced in March 2016. However, CHF and acute heart failure (AHF) represent distinct disease entities. Here, we introduce the Korean guidelines for the management of AHF with reduced or preserved ejection fraction. Part III of this guideline covers management strategies optimized according to the etiology of AHF and the presence of co-morbidities.