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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: 9 (year 2022)
  • 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

22 Sep 2022
Testosterone deficiency independently predicts mortality in women with HFrEF: insights from the T.O.S.CA. registry
Author(s): Alberto M. Marra, Roberta D'Assante, Andrea Salzano, Massimo Iacoviello, Vincenzo Triggiani, Giuseppe Rengo, Giuseppe Limongelli, Daniele Masarone, Maria Perticone, Antonio Cimellaro, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Stefania Paolillo, Paola Gargiulo, Antonio Mancini, Maurizio Volterrani, Olga Vriz, Roberto Castello, Andrea Passantino, Michela Campo, Pietro A. Modesti, Alfredo De Giorgi, Michele Arcopinto, Anna D'Agostino, Valeria Raparelli, Andrea M. Isidori, Valeria Valente, Federica Giardino, Giulia Crisci, Angela Sciacqua, Marcella Savoia, Toru Suzuki, Eduardo Bossone, Antonio Cittadini, On behalf of T.O.S.CA. Investigators
22 Sep 2022
Impact of global warming on weight in patients with heart failure during the 2019 heatwave in France
Author(s): François Roubille, Eric Matzner‐Lober, Sylvain Aguilhon, Max Rene, Laurent Lecourt, Michel Galinier, Jean‐Etienne Ricci, Nicolas Molinari
22 Sep 2022
Risk factors for intracardiac thrombus in peripartum cardiomyopathy: a retrospective study in China
Author(s): Kang Fu, Hui Zhang, Naiyi Chen, Yue Hu, Jie Xiao, Xinyu Zhang, Zongwei Lin, Huixia Lu, Xiaoping Ji
21 Sep 2022
Contemporary outcome of subsequent pregnancies in patients with previous peripartum cardiomyopathy
Author(s): Sorel Goland, Jacob George, Uri Elkayam, Sara Shimoni, Irena Fugenfirov, Edi Vaisbuch, Michael Arad, Dov Freimark, Michal Simchen, Rafael Kuperstein