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 European guidelines, to compile