Development of the Mexican Heart Team: The Long and Winding Road

Cardiology. 2016;135(1):53-5. doi: 10.1159/000446472. Epub 2016 Jun 2.


Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Efforts to decrease HF mortality rates include a multidisciplinary approach management. Although evidence suggests that this has been an optimal strategy for treating HF, the model remains not widely implanted. The current article explores the rationale behind the formation of a Heart Team in a developing country and its development despite the lack of an allocated budget.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiology* / organization & administration
  • Heart Failure / mortality
  • Heart Failure / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Mexico / epidemiology
  • Patient Care Team*