Novel basic science insights to improve the management of heart failure: Review of the working group on cellular and molecular biology of the heart of the italian society of cardiology

Pietro Ameri, Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Lia Crotti, Margherita Torchio, Edoardo Bertero, Daniele Rodolico, Maurizio Forte, Vittoria Di Mauro, Roberta Paolillo, Cristina Chimenti, Daniele Torella, Daniele Catalucci, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Cristina Basso, Ciro Indolfi, Cinzia Perrino

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Despite important advances in diagnosis and treatment, heart failure (HF) remains a syndrome with substantial morbidity and dismal prognosis. Although implementation and optimization of existing technologies and drugs may lead to better management of HF, new or alternative strategies are desirable. In this regard, basic science is expected to give fundamental inputs, by expanding the knowledge of the pathways underlying HF development and progression, identifying approaches that may improve HF detection and prognostic stratification, and finding novel treatments. Here, we discuss recent basic science insights that encompass major areas of translational research in HF and have high potential clinical impact.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1192
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2020



  • Basic
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanisms
  • Research
  • Translational

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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