Heart Failure


The Practical Cardiology(TM) Heart Failure clinical resource center is an information hub for the latest in heart failure and heart failure management. With a focus on heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction (HFrEF and HFpEF) this page features content including articles, videos, podcasts, and clinician-authored columns on FDA approvals, studies, guideline updates, and more.

Preterm Birth Associated with Increased Heart Failure Risk Throughout Adulthood

April 09, 2021

An analysis of nearly 4.2 million patients from a birth registry indicates being born preterm was linked to a significantly higher risk of developing heart failure during childhood and a 42% greater risk of heart failure in adulthood.

GLS-Guided Therapy Could Reduce Impact of Cardiotoxicity from Chemotherapy

February 02, 2021

The SUCCOUR trial indicates GLS-guided cardioprotective therapy could be more effective at reducing the impact of cancer therapy-related cardiac dysfunction and incidence of cardiotoxicity than LVEF-guided therapy in patients exposed to anthracyclines.

FDA Approves Vericiguat (Verquvo) for Treatment of Heart Failure

January 20, 2021

The US FDA has approved vericiguat (Verquvo) for reducing the risk of cardiovascular death and heart failure hospitalization following a hospitalization for heart failure or need for outpatient intravenous diuretics in patients with HFrEF.