Project: Spotlight series

Spotlight series
The Spotlight series features evidence-based reports on topics at the forefront of debates and challenges in the future of heart failure care.

What is the Spotlight series?

The Spotlight series features evidence-based reports on topics at the forefront of debates and challenges in the future of heart failure (HF) care. The reports highlight clinical challenges, policy issues, patient needs and best-practice case studies to support meaningful and sustainable improvements in care provision and research.

The series includes reports on the following key topics:

  • HFpEF: heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Iron deficiency in heart failure
  • Telemedicine in ongoing heart failure care
  • Quality assessment in heart failure care
  • Hyperkalaemia in heart failure (coming December 2020).

Click the buttons below to read the Spotlight series reports.

Spotlight on... HFpEF: heart failure with preserved ejection fraction Spotlight on... Iron deficiency in heart failure Spotlight on... Telemedicine in ongoing heart failure care Spotlight on... Quality assessment in heart failure care

Who is the Spotlight series for?

The Spotlight series aims to:

  • raise awareness of the challenges surrounding HF
  • give confidence to patient and clinical advocates of best practice regarding HF challenges and potential solutions
  • galvanise decision-makers to improve HF policy and care.

The reports will be of interest to all those who wish to know more about the challenges surrounding HF, and those seeking change in the healthcare system to improve HF care. This includes:

  • healthcare professionals
  • people with HF
  • patient advocates
  • advocates of best practice and health system reform
  • organisational leaders
  • political or public officials.

Case Studies

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Project Advisory Group

Josep Comín-Colet
Cardiologist, Bellvitge University Hospital, Spain
Joseph Gallagher
General Practitioner and Irish College of General Practitioners Clinical Lead in Cardiovascular Disease, Ireland
Steven Macari
Founder and President, Association Vie Et Coeur (AVEC), France
Sandra Mulrennan
Heart Failure Specialist Nurse, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Heart Failure Service, Barts Health NHS London, UK
Anne-Catherine Pouleur
Cardiologist, Université Catholique de Louvain and Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Belgium
Patricia Vlasman
Founder and President, Let the Beat Go On, the Netherlands

Funders

The Spotlight series was developed with financial support from Vifor Pharma and Novartis Pharma.

As with all materials produced by the HFPN, all content in the Spotlight series reports is educational and non-promotional, and is drafted by the HFPN Secretariat with the support from a Project Advisory Group. The content is guided by the literature and interviews with expert stakeholders.

The Heart Failure Policy Network is made possible with financial support from Novartis Pharma, AstraZeneca and Vifor Pharma. The content produced by the Network is non-promotional and not biased to any specific treatment or therapy. All outputs are guided and endorsed by the Network’s members.