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Applying Guideline-Recommended and Recent Evidence-Based Therapies in the Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

Applying Guideline-Recommended and Recent Evidence-Based Therapies in the Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

Format

Interactive Monograph

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

April 17, 2017

Expires

April 17, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.

In collaboration with the Hospital Quality Foundation.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Program Description

This activity covers the underlying pathophysiology of chronic heart failure to help clinicians differentiate heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure is reviewed as it relates to pharmacotherapy recommendations, including conventional drug classes such as ACEI/ARBs, beta blockers, diuretics, and aldosterone antagonists. Expert guidance is provided on: the role of new and emerging agents with novel mechanisms of action; the safety and efficacy data from their related clinical trials; and the potential role of these agents in clinical practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Chronic Heart Failure
Chapter 2: Pathophysiology of Chronic Heart Failure
Chapter 3: Guideline Recommendations for Management of Chronic Heart Failure
Chapter 4: Recently Approved Agents for Management of Chronic Heart Failure
Chapter 5: Tying it All Together
Additional Resources For Healthcare Practitioners
References

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of physicians specializing in cardiology, interventional cardiology, heart failure, internal medicine, hospital medicine, pulmonary medicine, emergency medicine, and primary care. This activity will also be of benefit to nurse practitioners, PAs, and other clinicians interested in the management of chronic heart failure.

Educational Objectives

Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the underlying pathophysiology of chronic heart failure, including differentiation between heart failure with reduced or preserved left ventricular ejection fraction
  • Review the 2013 ACCF/AHA heart failure guidelines and the basis for the recommendations along with the 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA update to the guidelines
  • Describe the background information supporting the 2016 guideline update including mechanisms of action, clinical evidence for, and appropriate use of newer heart failure therapies

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, has implemented a system to resolve conflicts of interest for each CME activity to help ensure content is objective, independent, fairly balanced, and aligned with the public interest. Conflicts, if any, are resolved through one or more processes. All CME content in this activity has been independently reviewed to ensure that it is free of commercial bias, scientifically rigorous, aligned with the public interest, and compliant with all regulatory guidance and the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education.

Faculty

Mark E. Dunlap, MD
Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Heart Failure Section
Heart and Vascular Center
The MetroHealth System
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Dunlap has no financial relationships to disclose.

Herb Patterson, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy
Research Professor of Medicine
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Patterson discloses the following:
Grant/Research Support: Novartis; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Retained Consultant: Amgen Inc.; Novartis

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.

Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credit Information

PA Continuing Education
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credit for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.

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This CME activity represents the views and opinions of the individual faculty, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. Reasonable efforts have been taken to present educational subject matter in a balanced, unbiased fashion, and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each activity participant must always use his or her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

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Instructions

To receive a CME certificate of participation, you should:

  • Follow the "Start Activity" button to go to the Paradigm Medical Communications website, where you will complete the pretest.
  • View the online activity in its entirety.
  • Complete and submit the online post-test and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the post-test questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the post-test.
A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the post-test and evaluation. Your certificate will be saved on the Paradigm Medical Communications website and will not be available in your myCME CME History.

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The materials provided for this activity are for informational purposes only, and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of a health problem without consulting a licensed medical professional. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the faculty, and do not necessarily represent those of Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. References to any entity, product, service, or source of information on this website should not be considered an endorsement, either direct or implied, by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC accepts no liability for the content referenced in this activity.

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Collection and use of your personal information
The submission of certain personally identifiable information is necessary to award and track the credits participants may earn after completing the program. Required items include first name, last name, degree, and email address. These items are necessary. Participants are also required to complete an evaluation of the CME activity. All evaluative information submitted is collected and retained, and used by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC to continuously improve the learning experience.

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC does not transfer, sell, or share personal information with outside parties. Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC will not otherwise disclose personal information unless required to in a legal process. Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members review individual test results to the extent necessary to record and track participants’ credits.

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