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Heart Failure Beat: Pearls and Pitfalls for the General Practitioner Treating Heart Failure

The program's hosts, Michael Beasley, MD, and Priya Umapathi, MD, interview Clyde Yancy, MS, MSc, as well as Robert Centor, MD, MACP, about best practices and strategies for managing adult heart failure patients in internal medicine practice and beyond.

Pearls and Pitfalls for the General Practitioner Treating Heart Failure

Our co-hosts interview advanced heart failure cardiologist, Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc and master clinician internist, Robert Centor, MD, MACP (titans in their respective fields!) who discuss best practices and strategies for managing adult heart failure patients in internal medicine practice and beyond. On HF Rounds, Michael reviews an educational case-based document describing the evaluation and management of heart transplant candidates with a high degree of HLA sensitization, published in the April edition of JACC: Heart Failure and on From Failure to Function, Priya discusses highlights from the recent ISHLT 2023 annual meeting. 

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Featuring

Hosts: 

  • Michael Beasley, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine @MHBeasleyMD

  • Priya Umapathi, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology & Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital @priyaumapathi

Guests: 

  • Robert M. Centor, MD, MACP, Professor-Emeritus at University of Alabama, Hosts the "Annals on Call" Podcast
     

  • Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FHFSA, Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Professor, Department of Medical Social Science at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



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