Heart failure (HF) is common in patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction (MI), but incidence and predictors of new onset HF after hospitalization for MI are less well characterized. We evaluated patients hospitalized for acute MI without preceding or concurrent HF in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) CathPCI and Chest Pain-MI registries linked with claims data between April 2010 and March 2017.