‘Language matters’ in new HF guidelines

April 18, 2022

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Source: Healio Interview

Disclosures: Lala reported no relevant financial disclosures.

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In this video, Anu Lala, MD, associate professor of medicine (cardiology) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses new HF developments stemming from the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.

Lala highlighted updated guidelines for HF, with particular emphasis on how “language matters” in diagnosing HF, with the addition of the term “mildly reduced ejection fraction” for patients with an ejection fraction of 41% to 49%.

Lala also discussed how SGLT2 inhibitors can now be applied to patients with HF across the ejection fraction scale.


  • Heidenreich et. al. AHA / ACC / HFSA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Presented at: American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo 2022; April 2-4, 2022; Washington, DC

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