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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?

Abstract

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
  • GERIATRICS
  • EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE
  • PHARMACY SERVICE, HOSPITAL
  • Practice Guideline

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