The findings and consensus recommendations of our two heart failure policy reports will be more widely available to healthcare professionals following their publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Improving care for patients with acute heart failure1 and Heart failure: preventing disease and death worldwide2 have both been reproduced in their entirety as open-access articles by ESC Heart Failure. We hope that increasing awareness of heart failure among healthcare professionals in this way will ultimately drive improvements in prevention and care that will save lives.
1. Cowie MR, Anker SD, Cleland JGF, Felker GM, Filippatos G, Jaarsma T, Jourdain P, Knight E, Massie B, Ponikowski P, López-Sendón J. (2014), Improving care for patients with acute heart failure: before, during and after hospitalization, ESC Heart Failure, doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12021.
2. Ponikowski P, Anker SD, AlHabib KF, Cowie MR, Force TL, Hu S, Jaarsma T, Krum H, Rastogi V, Rohde LE, Samal UC, Shimokawa H, Siswanto BB, Sliwa K, Filippatos G. (2014), Heart failure: preventing disease and death worldwide, ESC Heart Failure 1: 4–25, doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12005.
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