ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Patient Perceptions and Familiarity With Medical Therapy for Heart Failure

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JAMA Cardiol; 2019 Nov 17; EPub Ahead of Print; MD Samsky, L Lin, SJ Greene, et al

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2755876

This survey of patients with chronic heart failure was conducted to find out participant familiarity with guideline-directed medical therapy for heart failure. Most participants were familiar with β-blockers, ACE-inhibitors, ARBs, and diuretics. Only 24.9% were familiar with angiotensin receptor–neprilysin inhibitors or mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. Adoption of guideline-directed medical therapy for heart failure in the US may be improved by enhanced patient education and shared decision-making.

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