AHA 2016: Advances in the Management of Patients With Heart Failure


Course Information

Therapautic Area: Cardiology
Format(s): Meeting Reporter, Downloadable PDF
Credit(s): 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Activity Dates: January 20, 2016 - January 19, 2017


Program Overview

This discussion-based, CME program will feature imperative information for the treatment and management of patients with heart failure presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016 held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Predictors of heart failure, patient assessment techniques and risk-benefit considerations for patients, both in the initiation of treatment and as treatment progresses, will be discussed. The three expert faculty will review newly released clinical trial data, particularly those pertaining to novel targeted therapeutics. Updates on major outcomes trials and the impending effect on clinical practice will be assessed. After participating in this activity, healthcare professionals will gain insight into optimal, personalized treatment and management strategies as well as methods of improving outcomes in patients with heart failure.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with heart failure.

Educational Objectives

  1. Discuss patient assessment, comorbidities, and risk-benefit considerations for heart failure patients.
  2. Analyze current clinical trial data for recent targeted therapies presented at AHA 2016.
  3. Develop optimal therapeutic strategies to improve patient outcomes


Jessup Headshot _AHA HF #115Mariell Jessup, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dunlap Headshot_AHA HF #115Mark Dunlap, MD
Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Heart Failure Section, Heart and Vascular
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Golderg Headshot_AHA HF #115Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH
Medical Director
University of Pennsylvania Heart Failure and Transplantation Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Co-provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and AcademicCME.

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