Physical Therapist Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Individuals With Heart Failure

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

January 23, 2020

Last Updated Month/Year

December 19, 2022

Document Type


Country of Publication


Target Patient Population

Adults with heart failure

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Home health, Hospital, Long term care, Outpatient

Intended Users

Physical therapist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Rehabilitation

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D006333 - Heart Failure


heart failure, physical therapy, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) , Therapeutic exercise

Source Citation

Shoemaker MJ, Dias KJ, Lefebvre KM, Heick JD, Collins SM. Physical therapist clinical practice guideline for the management of individuals with heart failure. Phys Ther. 2020;100:14–43.