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ESC Heart Failure

Open-access research on all aspects of heart failure and its comorbidities: advancing knowledge about heart failure worldwide


ESC Heart Failure is the open access journal of the Heart Failure Association.

The journal improves the understanding, prevention, investigation and treatment of heart failure. Molecular and cellular biology, pathology, physiology, electrophysiology, pharmacology, as well as the clinical, social and population sciences all form part of the discipline that is heart failure.

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Fast Facts

  • Interim Editor-in-Chief: Professor Magnus Bäck and interim Co-Editor in Chief: Professor Massimo Piepoli
  • Current volume: 10 (year 2023)
  • Issues per volume: 6
  • Impact Factor 2021 : 3.612 

Editor-in-Chief history

Name Start Date End Date
Professor Stefan D. Anker 01/01/2014 31/08/2022

Professor Magnus Bäck (Interim Editor-in-Chief)



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Most recent articles from ESC HF

04 Feb 2023
Serum potassium level and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist dose in a large cohort of chronic heart failure patients
Author(s): Pascal R. D. Clephas, Sumant P. Radhoe, Gerard C. M. Linssen, Jorina Langerveld, Jacobus Plomp, Jeroen P. P. Smits, Michiel J. Nagelsmit, Hans‐Peter Brunner‐La Rocca, Jasper J. Brugts
03 Feb 2023
Intravenous iron infusion in patients with heart failure: a systematic review and study‐level meta‐analysis
Author(s): Husam M. Salah, Gianluigi Savarese, Giuseppe M.C. Rosano, Andrew P. Ambrosy, Robert J. Mentz, Marat Fudim
04 Feb 2023
Comparison of care and outcomes for myocardial infarction by heart failure status between United Kingdom and Japan
Author(s): Kazuhiro Nakao, Mohamed Dafaalla, Yoko M. Nakao, Jianhua Wu, Ramesh Nadarajah, Muhammad Rashid, Haris Mohammad, Yoko Sumita, Michikazu Nakai, Yoshitaka Iwanaga, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Teruo Noguchi, Satoshi Yasuda, Hisao Ogawa, Mamas A. Mamas, Chris P. Gale
03 Feb 2023
Prevalence and prognostic impact of left ventricular systolic dysfunction or pulmonary congestion after acute myocardial infarction
Author(s): Eleonora Hamilton, Liyew Desta, Anna Lundberg, Joakim Alfredsson, Christina Christersson, David Erlinge, Thomas Kellerth, Krister Lindmark, Elmir Omerovic, Christian Reitan, Tomas Jernberg