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Updates in heart failure management
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Updates in heart failure management

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Jason S. Haney, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Approximately 6 million Americans have heart failure (HF), and the prevalence of HF is projected to increase by 46% by 2030 with an estimated 3% of the population affected. The incidence of 5-year mortality in patients with HF is estimated to be 24.4% for patients 60 years old and 54.4% for patients 80 years old. As some of the most accessible and knowledgeable members of the interdisciplinary health team, pharmacists play a key role in the management of patients with HF by helping to ensure optimization of medication regimens to reduce morbidity and mortality by knowing the most recent HF guidelines, including updated classifications and stages of HF, and new guidance for initiating and titrating guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) as well as the ways pharmacists can maximize availability of GDMT as part of their practice.

Drawing of a heart with a magnifying glass over it

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Jason S. Haney, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, Associate Professor and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy, Charleston, SC.