Heart Failure Guidelines: Introduction to the New Agents

G. Blair Sarbacker, PharmD, BCACP; Alyson G. Wilder, PharmD, BCPS


US Pharmacist. 2018;43(2):22-26. 

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The Pharmacist's Role

Pharmacists are in a unique position to assist in HF care. As evidenced here, the use of patient-centered medication therapy can improve patient care in HF. With the addition of two novel agents, the treatment of HF becomes more complex. Although these new agents are promising, cost will be a concern for patients and providers alike. Pharmacists can assist patients and prescribers in appropriate drug selection while considering other factors, such as cost and drug interactions.