Doctors, here's a bandaid to stick in your memory

A MNEMONIC to help clinicians remember best practice when managing chronic heart failure has been devised by Australian researchers: BANDAID2.

The mnemonic stands for Beta-blocker, ACE inhibitor/ARB, Nitrates-hydralazine, Diuretics, Aldosterone antagonist, Ivabradine, Devices (automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and/or cardiac resynchronisation therapy) and Digoxin.

The researchers, from the University of Sydney and University of NSW, reviewed more than 600 studies, as well as Australian, American and