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Future directions in advanced heart failure 

Future directions in advanced heart failure
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Future directions in advanced heart failure
Author(s):

Michael J. Domanski

, Marc A. Pfeffer

, and Mandeep R. Mehra

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198734871.003.0024
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date: 24 September 2019

In spite of improvements in diagnosis and treatment, heart failure remains a worldwide epidemic with the number of heart failure patients expected to double between now and 2030. This final chapter looks to the future, setting challenges believed to be essential elements of a research agenda for investigation focused on significantly reducing the worldwide burden of heart failure. The future of mechanical circulatory support, cell-based and gene therapies, and regenerative therapies is analysed alongside a thorough discussion of the challenges of prevention and transplantation.

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