Heart Failure

The AJMC® Heart Failure compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for the chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump enough blood due to damaged heart muscle.

Dr Amresh Raina on the Importance of Treating Dominant Disease Physiology in Comorbid HF

September 25th 2022, 12:00pm


When mapping out treatment strategy, it is important to first establish dominant disease physiology in patients who have heart failure (HF) and pulmonary hypertension, explained Allegheny Health Network's Amresh Raina, MD.

Identifying Unmet Needs Surrounding Patients With Heart Failure

September 23rd 2022, 2:07pm


The panel of experts provide their final insights regarding unmet needs surrounding treatment management of heart failure.

Patient and Provider Perceptions Surrounding Affordability for HF Treatments

September 23rd 2022, 2:04pm


Experts share their thoughts on payer and provider perceptions surrounding affordable HF care, as well as strategies to manage care-associated costs.

Navigating Multidisciplinary HF Treatment With Multiple Comorbidities

September 23rd 2022, 2:00pm


Multiple comorbidities lead to an emphasis on multidisciplinary care management when determining the most effective HF treatment strategies.

Contributor: Improving Utilization Management Can Better Outcomes, Cut Costs in Cardiovascular Care

September 18th 2022, 12:00pm


Russell Rotondo, MD, FACC, medical director of clinical strategy and innovation for cardiology at Cohere Health, discusses the myriad positive ways utilization management programs can have an impact on patient outcomes in cardiovascular care.

Dr Amresh Raina Discusses How Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Intersect

September 14th 2022, 6:32pm


Amresh Raina, MD, is director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Allegheny General Hospital and the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

TAVR May Induce Early LVEF Improvement in Heart Failure

September 7th 2022, 1:16pm


This study investigated long-term mortality outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) among patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) below 50% and comorbid severe aortic stenosis.

Methamphetamine Misuse Increases Risk of Adverse Heart Health Outcomes

August 29th 2022, 9:04pm


This new study investigated risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, among hospitalized patients with a recent history of methamphetamine use and priority patient populations to target.

What We’re Reading: Premature Death Risk Factors; Pfizer Vaccine Efficacy; CVD Symptom Disparities

August 24th 2022, 2:47pm


People who experienced childhood poverty and other adversities are at greater risk of premature death in adulthood; Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is 73% effective in protecting children younger than 5 years; women experience more symptoms of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases than men.

Low-Dose Edoxaban Safe, Effective in Older Patients With AFib, High Bleeding Risk

August 23rd 2022, 3:00pm


This subanalysis of data from the ELDERCARE-AF trial investigated the safety and effectiveness of a 15-mg daily dose of the factor Xa inhibitor among older patients who have atrial fibrillation (AFib).