Table 2:

Body habitus: New or updated recommendations in the 2018 C-CHANGE harmonized guideline*

RecommendationSource guideline
Heart failure
We suggest daily morning weight should be monitored in patients with heart failure, with fluid retention or congestion that is not easily controlled with diuretics, or in patients with significant renal dysfunction.HF
  • Note: C-CHANGE = Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour, HF = Canadian Cardiovascular Society – Heart Failure.

  • * All recommendations are considered strong recommendations (Box 1); the quality of evidence supporting each recommendation varies (see Appendix 1 for a detailed discussion of the supporting evidence).

  • Based on consensus opinion.