Across Europe, there is a missed opportunity to diagnose heart failure early. Identifying people with heart failure in community settings would make it possible to provide timely treatment, prevent hospitalisations, improve outcomes and save lives. How can we avoid the misdiagnoses or delays and uncertainty that people with heart failure face before a diagnosis is confirmed?
In recent years innovative tools and approaches have emerged to improve heart failure diagnosis. Our ‘Innovation in heart failure: early diagnosis in community settings’ report outlines the urgent need to boost timely diagnosis and presents a variety of promising initiatives to give a taste of the possible future of heart failure diagnosis. In the report, we discuss four main areas where innovation could make a difference:
The report was developed using desk research, insights from the Project Advisory Group and interviews with experts in heart failure innovation.