editorial Wien Klin Wochenschr (2017) 129:861–863 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-017-1286-8 Disease management programs in heart failure: half a century of an unmet need Deddo Moertl Received: 4 October 2017 / Accepted: 12 October 2017 / Published online: 14 November 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication. inertia /I’n@: @/ : A tendency to do nothing or to remain gic blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptor-antago- unchanged. Oxford English Dictionary nists were ﬁlled in only 49.3%, 40.4%, and 16.1% of the cases, respectively . Thus, the question arises how implementation of HF guidelines can be improved. Heart failure (HF) is a devastating disease with severe One option is the inclusion of HF patients in a mul- symptoms, reduced quality of life and a poor progno- tidisciplinary disease management program (DMP), sis. Without appropriate treatment, HF has a higher which has received a class I recommendation in in- mortality than many forms of cancer . Hospitaliza- ternational HF guidelines for more than 10 years [3, tion and readmission are common, which negatively 6]. Such programs can improve patient well-being, affect patient quality of life and cause considerable reduce hospitalizations and prevent premature death health-economic costs . . Beyond these clinical beneﬁts,
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