Heart failure affects approximately 6.7 million adults in the United States. As the role of a pharmacist expands when caring for patients with heart failure and as new treatments enter the market, it’s imperative that healthcare professionals are familiar with treatment options and how it fits patients’ guideline-directed medical therapy.
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R.S. is a 55-year-old woman with a history of trastuzumab-induced cardiomyopathy resulting in valvular damage. Her most recent left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is 25%. She reports dyspnea and fatigue upon exertion that limit her ability to remain active (New York Heart Association [NYHA] functional class III).
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