This course will feature up-to-date presentations on the evaluation and treatment of heart failure. New diagnostic tools, drugs, and devices will be reviewed along with their role in specific clinical situations. Integration of guidelines and clinical management will be highlighted. The program format includes interactive case based discussions, surgical and medical perspectives to ensure a lively and relevant educational opportunity for all participants.
• Identify relevant features of national heart failure guidelines
• Discuss the clinical profile of heart failure and differentiate between reduced and preserved ejection fraction patients
• Describe how to utilize medical devices and surgical therapies in the care of heart failure patients
• Characterize the timing and expected outcome for surgical interventions in heart failure patients including those with ischemic heart disease and valvular heart disease
The symposium is designed for cardiologists, internists, primary care providers, cardiac surgeons, physician assistants, and cardiovascular nurse practitioners and specialists caring for patients with cardiovascular disease.