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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

05 Jun 2023
A pathogenic nonsense mutation (c.1522C>T) of the MYBPC3 gene is implicated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Author(s): Erru Ni, Tao Wang, Xuan Zhang, Huabin Xie
02 Jun 2023
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing predicts prognosis in amyloid cardiomyopathy: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
Author(s): Anna Cantone, Matteo Serenelli, Federico Sanguettoli, Daniele Maio, Gioele Fabbri, Beatrice Dal Passo, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Giovanni Grazzi, Gianluca Campo, Claudio Rapezzi
02 Jun 2023
Renal tubular damage and clinical outcome in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and chronic kidney disease
Author(s): Yoichiro Otaki, Tetsu Watanabe, Mari Shimizu, Shingo Tachibana, Junya Sato, Yuta Kobayashi, Yuji Saito, Tomonori Aono, Harutoshi Tamura, Shigehiko Kato, Satoshi Nishiyama, Hiroki Takahashi, Takanori Arimoto, Masafumi Watanabe
01 Jun 2023
Association of perivascular fat attenuation on computed tomography and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Author(s): Takahiro Nishihara, Toru Miyoshi, Mitsutaka Nakashima, Keishi Ichikawa, Yoichi Takaya, Rie Nakayama, Takashi Miki, Hiroshi Ito