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Should vericiguat be initiated in geriatric inpatients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and a worsening heart failure event prior to discharge?


Heart failure (HF) occurs predominantly in older adults. HF patients have an increased risk for an acute exacerbation, which commonly requires hospitalisation. Such a worsening HF (WHF) event has an impact on prognosis. Vericiguat is a novel agent which has been shown to reduce the HF hospitalisation risk in patients with a recent WHF event. It is not fully clear how to position this novel agent in geriatric HF inpatients.

  • Heart failure
  • Practice Guideline

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