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- Gary S. Francis, MD∗ (, )
- Rebecca Cogswell, MD and
- Thenappan Thenappan, MD
- ↵∗Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota Medical School, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 508, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
We thank Dr. Madias for his interest in our editorial (1). We appreciate his thoughtful remarks regarding the importance of adopting a more liberalized classification system for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, both in clinical practice as well as in research. We agree that additional cluster analyses are needed both from large clinical trials and electronic health records for better phenotyping of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction patients. This is a logical first step toward building a new taxonomy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, which will be pivotal in designing cost-effective and successful clinical trials in the future.
Please note: Dr. Francis has received a grant from Medscape for CME educational activity (>$10,000). All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation