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Heart Failure

HF: Specific Methods (2017)

Heart Failure (2017) Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline

Search Criteria and Results for Specific Topics

Each evidence analysis topic has a link to supporting evidence, including the Search Plan and Results. The Search Plan and Results includes when the search plan was performed, inclusion and exclusion criteria, search terms, databases that were searched and the excluded articles.

Below is a list of the recommendations and the related evidence analysis questions, with the link to each search plan (click on the search plan title to expand the section and view the results). Some recommendations are supported by multiple conclusion statements and therefore have multiple search plans listed.

Consensus-rated recommendations were not developed using the Academy's evidence analysis process, but based on consensus documents. Therefore, these recommendations do not have links to Search Plans.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

HF: Medical Nutrition Therapy

HF: Medical Nutrition Therapy Search Plan and Results

Nutrition Assessment

HF: Nutrition Assessment


HF: Assessment of Energy Needs

HF: Energy Search Plan and Results

Nutrition Intervention

HF: Energy and Protein Intake

HF: Medical Nutrition Therapy Search Plan and Results

HF: Energy Search Plan and Results 

HF: Protein Search Plan and Results

HF: Sodium and Fluid Intake

HF: Sodium and Fluid Search Plan and Results

HF: Physical Activity


HF: Educate on Self-Care


HF: Coordination of Care

HF: Supplements Search Plan and Results 

Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation

HF: Monitor and Evaluate Effectiveness of Medical Nutrition Therapy 



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