PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The burden of heart failure (HF) in the United States and worldwide is projected to rise. Prevention of HF can curb the burden of this chronic syndrome, but current approaches are limited. This review discusses team-based strategies aimed to prevent HF. RECENT FINDINGS: Individuals at high risk for developing HF can be identified using HF risk scores, biomarkers, and cardiac imaging. Electronic medical records (EMR) can integrate clinical data to estimate HF risk and identify individuals who may benefit most from preventive therapies. Team-based interventions can lead to enhanced adherence to medications, optimization of medical management, and control of risk factors. Multifaceted interventions involve EMR-based strategies, pharmacist- and nurse-led initiatives, involvement of community personnel, polypills, and digital solutions. SUMMARY: Team-based strategies aimed to prevent HF incorporate a broad group of personnel and tools. Despite implementation challenges, existing resources can be efficiently utilized to facilitate team-based approaches to potentially reduce the burden of HF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-301
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2022


  • Biomarkers
  • Cardiac Imaging Techniques
  • Heart Failure/prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Pharmacists
  • Risk Factors
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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