Behind the Scenes on the Universal Definition and Classification of Heart Failure
On this episode, Dr. Kevin Shah discusses with Drs Biykem Bozkurt and Andrew Coats the newly published document for all providers who take care of patients with heart failure. We discuss the rationale for this document as well as the major changes regarding heart failure stages. The discussion includes why phrases like “persistent heart failure” as compared to “stable heart failure” matter for both patients and clinicians. Lastly, we highlight some of the behind the scene discussions from a writing committee perspective and the changes in heart failure care the writing committee chairs hope to see in the future.
The Universal Definition and Classification of Heart Failure and supplemental resources can be accessed via the links found below:
- View online at Journal of Cardiac Failure website: https://www.onlinejcf.com/article/S1071-9164(21)00050-6/fulltext
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.01.022
- Supplemental resources