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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 2022 : 3.8 

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

29 Nov 2023
Sodium‐glucose co‐transporter 2 inhibitors in acute heart failure: real‐world prescription trends and outcomes analysis
Author(s): Saki Mizobuchi, Yuki Saito, Daisuke Kitano, Kazuto Toyama, Masatsugu Miyagawa, Yutaka Koyama, Hidesato Fujito, Keisuke Kojima, Nobuhiro Murata, Daisuke Fukamachi, Yasuo Okumura
28 Nov 2023
Impact of adherence to guideline‐directed therapy on risk of death in HF patients across an ejection fraction spectrum
Author(s): Xiaojing Chen, Yu Kang, Ulf Dahlström, Michael Fu
29 Nov 2023
Association between white blood cell‐to‐haemoglobin ratio and 30 day mortality in heart failure in intensive care unit
Author(s): Li Ren, Zhaoling Li, Lian Duan, Jialiang Gao, Lianfen Qi
28 Nov 2023
PRecision Event Monitoring for PatienTs with Heart Failure using HeartLogic (PREEMPT‐HF) study design and enrolment
Author(s): John Boehmer, Andrew J. Sauer, Roy Gardner, Craig M. Stolen, Brian Kwan, Ramesh Wariar, Stephen Ruble