2021 ACC/AHA Key Data Elements and Definitions for Heart Failure
Published: March 23, 2021
- Approximately 6.2 million persons 20 years of age or older in the United States have HF, with approximately 1 million new HF cases diagnosed annually, and the prevalence continues to rise.
- Heart failure is the primary diagnosis in over 1 million hospitalizations annually, and the total cost of HF care in the United States exceeds $30 billion annually.
- This report provides consensus-based key data elements and definitions for databases capturing information about heart failure.
- 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure
- 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure
- 2020 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With Heart Failure
- Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Care of Patients With Heart Failure
- Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure
- Heart Failure in the Era of Precision Medicine
- Evaluation and Management of Right-Sided Heart Failure
- Role of Biomarkers for the Prevention, Assessment, and Management of Heart Failure
- Drugs That May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure
- Chronic Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease