The standards, competencies, and clinical data relating to the use of device therapy in heart failure (HF) continue to evolve rapidly. This creates challenges for practicing clinicians trying to stay up-to-date and provide optimum evidence-based care to their patients. Navigating the HF Patient Journey: Devices and New Guidelines will feature a multidisciplinary panel of HF experts presenting a case-based program designed to provide the most current information on the timing selection, and utilization of emerging, novel, and current devices for the management of heart failure. The program will also include information on recently published clinical trials and guidelines on device therapies for HF patients. Among the topics that will be discussed in this program are implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy (biventricular pacing), monitoring devices, temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support, and devices that reduce heart failure hospitalizations.
This program is intended for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, primary care physicians, cardiac surgeons, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers who care for patients with heart failure.
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to:
- Describe the emerging, novel, and current devices for the management of heart failure
- Evaluate the recent updates and guidelines on device therapies for heart failure patients
- Discuss appropriate timing and device selection for temporary mechanical support for patients with heart failure
All sessions are listed in Eastern Standard Time.
Welcome Remarks and Introduction
Introductory Case Study: The Heart Failure Journey
Device Strategies for Stable HF Patient
Patients with Worsening HF on GDMT
Patient presented with Cardiogenic Shock
Patients on durable MCS