Despite the advancements in the management of heart failure, acute heart failure is one of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity. In light of the financial burden imposed by heart failure hospitalizations on the health care system, this area remains the focus of research, clinical advances, and policy changes aimed at improving the quality of care and outcomes. Despite practice guidelines, high-quality trial data, and consensus statements, barriers to therapy remain. The barriers related to physician, patient, economic, health care system, and logistical factors prevent widespread adoption of available therapeutics. In this review article, we outline guidelines directed therapies for heart failure, challenges associated with their implementation, and potential solutions to these challenges to help reduce mortality and improve clinical outcomes in this patient population.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine