1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 1.00 / CE for Pharmacists
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Attaining improved readmission and mortality outcomes for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) continues to challenge hospital clinicians. Despite the establishment of evidence-based treatment guidelines, use of recommended, life-saving, hospitalization-reducing CHF medications has been historically suboptimal. Novel therapies that have recently entered the arena are included in current guidelines, but many clinicians are not up to date with the latest guidelines or best practices for incorporating these novel therapies into regimens for patients with CHF.
Table of Contents
Disease burden and epidemiology of heart failure
Core concepts in heart failure pathophysiology and targets for pharmacologic intervention (emphasizing HFrEF)
Evidence-based data supporting sacubitril/valsartan and ivabradine
Updated AHA/ACC/HFSA guidelines in clinical practice
Recent Data on Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in Hospitalized Patients
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, hospitalists, and pharmacists. It may also be of benefit to primary care physicians and other healthcare providers who treat chronic heart failure (CHF).
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Identify how the pathophysiology of CHF relates to MOAs of newer therapies.
Practice appropriate, evidence-based use of newer CHF therapies for patients with CHF.
Outline treatment strategies to reduce hospitalizations and readmissions for patients with CHF in accordance with current guideline recommendations.
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Faculty Akshay Suvas Desai, MD, MPH (Chair) Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Advanced Heart Disease Section Cardiovascular Division Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA
Steering Committee Akshay Suvas Desai, MD, MPH (Chair) Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Advanced Heart Disease Section Cardiovascular Division Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA
Kirkwood F. Adams Jr, MD Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology UNC School of Medicine University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine Executive Director, Hospitalist Program University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
Dr. Amin has no financial relationships to disclose.
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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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CE for Pharmacists
Educational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity is jointly provided by Educational Review Systems, Inc and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.
This program is approved for 1.0 hour (0.10 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. (Universal Activity Number – 0761-9999-18-313-H01-P; 0761-9999-18-313-H01-T)
This is a knowledge-based activity.
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PA Continuing Education PAs may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
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