Heart Failure Seminar: Focus on Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure

May 21, 2024 - May 21, 2024 | Virtual

Heart Failure Seminar: Focus on Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure

May 21, 2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET | Virtual Livestream; OnDemand to follow

Cognitive impairment is prevalent in patients living with heart failure and was recently shown to negatively impact functional abilities, life expectancy, medication management and patient self-care. Clinicians have a responsibility to recognize and address cognitive impairment as an integral component of personalized care for patients with heart failure (HF). The upcoming HFSA Heart Failure Seminar: Focus on Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure will feature co-authors Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH, FHFSA and Parag Goyal, MD, MSc, FHFSA as they identify key takeaways from the Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure: A Heart Failure Society of America Scientific Statement. They will later be joined by co-authors Robert DiDomenico, PharmD, FHFSA and Connie White-Williams, PhD, RN, for an open discussion and Q&A session with the attending audience.


 

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About the Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure: A Heart Failure Society of America Scientific Statement

Released in March 2024, the statement outlines several domains affected by cognitive impairment including learning and memory, executive function, complex attention, perceptual-motor function, language, and social cognition. Many complex tasks that are a common part of patient medical management, such as daily weight checks, reading food labels, and managing diuretics, require the use and mastery of these key domains. This suggests patients who struggle to self-manage their disease may be struggling due to cognitive impairment, and heart failure clinicians should be equipped with tools and knowledge to assess and identify markers for cognitive impairment. 
Read the full statement
Read a press release with more information 

The HFSA Heart Failure Seminar: Focus on Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure is part of the HFSA’s ongoing Focus On seminar series which brings together healthcare providers (HCPs) on key topics.