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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

  • Editor-in-Chief: Professor Piotr Ponikowski (PL)
  • Current volume: 10 (year 2024)
  • 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) 01/09/2022 31/03/2024
Professor Piotr Ponikowski  01/04/2024  

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Most recent articles from ESC HF

21 May 2024
Economic aspects of long‐term left ventricular assist device treatment for chronic heart failure
Author(s): Henryk Welp, Jürgen Sindermann, Angelo Maria Dell'Aquila, Heinz Deschka, Andreas Hoffmeier, Mirela Scherer
17 May 2024
Implications of trial eligibility in patients with heart failure with mildly reduced or preserved ejection fraction
Author(s): Anthony E. Peters, Robert M. Clare, Karen Chiswell, Josephine Harrington, Anita Kelsey, Adrian Hernandez, Gary Michael Felker, Robert J. Mentz, Adam D. DeVore
18 May 2024
The favourable alliance between CardioMEMS and levosimendan in patients with advanced heart failure
Author(s): Valeria Visco, Cristina Esposito, Antonella Rispoli, Paola Di Pietro, Carmine Izzo, Francesco Loria, Daniele Di Napoli, Nicola Virtuoso, Alessia Bramanti, Michele Manzo, Carmine Vecchione, Michele Ciccarelli
17 May 2024
Cardiac amyloidosis is not a single disease: a multiparametric comparison between the light chain and transthyretin forms
Author(s): Gabriela Neculae, Robert Adam, Andreea Jercan, Sorina Bădeliță, Catherina Tjahjadi, Mirela Draghici, Claudiu Stan, Jeroen J. Bax, Bogdan A. Popescu, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Daniel Coriu, Ruxandra Jurcuț