Pharmacy World & Science

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 546–548 | Cite as

Implementing pharmacy practice research programs for the management of heart failure

  • Michael D. MurrayEmail author
Conference Commentary


It stands to reason that pharmacists would have a benefic role in the treatment of patients with chronic illnesses wherein complicated pharmacotherapies are required to reduce the risk of acute exacerbation. For chronic heart failure, recent evidence bears this out. When pharmacists take time to provide self-care instructions for patients with heart failure or take part in collaborative healthcare teams, the need for costly urgent healthcare decreases with corresponding decreases in healthcare costs. Further research is needed to address the key supportive roles of pharmacists in the treatment of patients with heart failure.


Pharmacist Practice models Heart failure Treatment adherence Health literacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Purdue University College of PharmacyWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Regenstrief InstituteIndianapolisUSA

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