Primary prevention of heart failure

ISRN Cardiol. 2012:2012:982417. doi: 10.5402/2012/982417. Epub 2012 Aug 16.


Most heart failure research and quality improvement efforts are targeted at treatment and secondary prevention of patients with manifest heart failure. This is distinct from coronary disease where primary prevention has been a focus for over three decades. Given the current importance and the projected worsening of heart failure epidemiology, a more focused effort on prevention is urgently needed.