Implementation Science to Achieve Equity in Heart Failure Care

Published: April 03, 2024

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  • Guideline-directed medical therapies (GDMT) and non-pharmacologic therapies improve quality of life and survival in patients with HF, but there are disparities in treatment particularly for women and those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
  • This statement provides an overview of implementation trials in HF, assesses the use of conceptual frameworks and health equity principles, and provides pragmatic guidance for equity in HF.
  • Implementation science provides a pivotal opportunity to close HF gaps in treatment when developed with equity as the focus.