SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology

Heart failure 2019: insights from the National Society of Cardiology Journals

█ Review

DOI: 10.26430/CHUNGARICA.2021.51.2.99

Plamen Gatzov1, Jean-Jacques Monsuez2, Gergely Agoston3, Michael Aschermann4,
Hala Mahfouz Badran5, Ariel Cohen6, Kurt Huber7, Evgeny Shlyakhto8, Dilek Ural9,
Fernando Alfonso10
1Editor-in-Chief of Bulgarian Cardiology Journal, Bulgaria
2Editor-in-Chief of Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux pratique, France
3Associate Editor of Cardiologia Hungarica, Hungary
4Editor-in-Chief of Cor et Vasa Czech Republic,
5Editor-in-Chief of Egyptian Heart Journal, Egypt
6Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases, France
7Editor-in-Chief of Austrian J Kardiology, Austria
8Editor-in-Chief of Russian Journal of Cardiology, Russia
9Archives of The Turkish Society of Cardiology, Turkey
10Chairman of The Editors Network of the European Society of Cardiology, Spain
Address for correspondence:
Prof. Plamen Gatzov, MD, PhD, DSc, FESC, Medical University of Pleven, 1, St. Kl. Ohridski Street, 5800
Pleven, Bulgaria.


Heart failure (HF) became one of the biggest problems of the health care systems in the developed countries. It’s prevalence has the characteristics of pandemic in the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) member countries. The population aging and poorly controlled cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, overweight, and diabetes are the most important factors for that situation. The differences in the disease epidemiology, diagnosis and therapy among ESC member countries have been recently well described in the Atlas registry.

To understand the specific features in the ESC countries, the ESC Editors Network created the initiative to present the most important publications from the National Societies of Cardiology journals (NSCJ) every year. For the 2019 the decision was the articles to be in the field of HF. The following review presents the selection of such papers.


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