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Findings of most heart failure trials reported late or not at all

Key clinical point: In a survey of completed heart failure trials registered on, a large proportion did not report findings.

Major finding: Despite a rule to report findings within 1 year of completion, only 20% of the trials met this goal.

Data source: Cross-sectional analysis.

Disclosures: The first and senior authors are among those who report financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies.


Psotka MA et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020;75:3151-61.