American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) - 2005

Guideline update for the diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure in the adult

British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) - Standards and core components for cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation 2012

British Heart Foundation - Implantable cardioverter defribrillators in patients who are reaching the end of life

BSH - Defining the specifics for the provision of heart failure services in secondary and tertiary care

European Society of Cardiology (ESC) - Acute and chronic heart failure clinical practice guidelines

European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association - Standards for delivering heart failure care
Author: McDonagh TA, Blue L, Clark AL, Dahlstrom U, Ekman I, Lainscak M, McDonald K, Ryder M, Stromberg A, Jaarsma T, Heart Failure Association Committee on Patient Care
Reference: European Journal of Heart Failure 2011; 13: 235-241

Guidance on revalidation for cardiologists
Author: Clinical Standards and Guidelines & Practice Committees
Reference: British Cardiovascular Society 212

Healthcare Improvement Scotland - Clinical standards for heart disease

National Health Service (NHS) Improvement - A guide for review and improvement of hospital based heart failure services

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Acute heart failure guideline; publicity

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Chronic heart failure clinical guideline

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Quality standards on chronic heart failure

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Scope for acute heart failure guideline; BMJ article; Guardian article

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Technical appraisal ivabradine

Resuscitation Council (UK) - cardiovascular implanted electronic devices (CIEDs); press release

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) - Management of chronic heart failure

UK guidelines for referral and assessment of adults for heart transplantation
Author: Banner NR, Bonser RS, Clark AL, Clark S, Cowburn PJ, Gardner RS, Kalra PR, McDonagh T, Rogers CA, Swan L, Parameshwar J, Thomas HL, Williams SG
Reference: Heart 2011; 97: 1520-1527