Chronic heart failure (CHF) describes the long-term management of heart failure outside the hospital setting. CHF patients are subject to high rates of mortality and morbidity. Frequent readmissions to the hospital mean that CHF is also a significant healthcare burden. Based on our survey results, here we discuss the similarities and differences between U.S. cardiologists' and primary care physicians' current treatment of CHF and what drives their choice of pharmacotherapy. We provide insight into how pharmacotherapy differs between heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and how it changes with disease progression. We also discuss recent and anticipated changes in the use of the primary CHF agents, including Entresto, and the main drivers behind these changes.
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Markets covered: United States
Methodology: Survey of 52 cardiologists and 50 primary care physicians in the United States, completed in February 2018.
Indication coverage: CHF
Key drugs covered: Entresto, Corlanor, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, diuretics, nitrates, spironolactone, eplerenone