This prospective registry study of a real-world cohort of elderly HFrEF patients showed that sacubitril/valsartan was safe and effective, even in those >80 years.
AHA 2019 A prespecified analysis of PARADIGM-HF and PARAGON-HF data allowed assessment of the effect of sacubitril/valsartan across the spectrum of ejection fractions.
AHA 2019 As a discussant of the pooled PARAGON-HF and PARADIGM-HF data, dr. Stevenson critically considers the results to get physiological clues on who should be treated and who may not benefit of ARNI therapy.
AHA 2019 Prof. Kosiborod describes a substudy of the DAPA-HF trial which examined whether dapagliflozin resulted in improvement of symptoms, physical limitations and QoL compared to placebo in HFrEF.
EPCCS 2019 Monika Hollander asks Peter van der Meer how comorbidities like renal dysfunction and cancer treatment affects management of patients with HF: what is known about treatment in patients with these comorbidities?
ESC 2019 DAPA-HF evaluated dapagliflozin in addition to standard therapy in HFrEF patients with or without diabetes, and showed a risk reduction of 26% in worsening of HF and CV death.
ESC 2019 The BB-meta-HF group combined double-blind, individual patient-level data and confirmed that beta-blockers are efficient in HFrEF patients in sinus rhythm with moderately-severe renal dysfunction.
EPCCS 2019 Professor Peter van der Meer & Monika Hollander consider new recommendations in the latest ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of patients with HF, and the role GPs may play in this process.
The PCP-HF score provides sex- and race-specific estimates of 10-year risk of incident HF, based on risk factor information readily available in primary care setting.
ESC HF 2019 In this debate, Douglas Packer and John Cleland took opposite sides of the statement that all patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure should receive ablation. With poll.
ESC HF 2019 A subanalysis of the COMMANDER-HF trial demonstrated that low dose rivaroxaban decreased stroke/TIA risk in patients with HFrEF, sinus rhythm and CAD without increase in major bleeding.
ESC HF 2019 Addition of patiromer to spironolactone showed that a higher percentage of patients remained on spironolactone vs. those on placebo and spironolactone at the start, with no difference between HF or non-HF.