Next Steps: Exploring Medication, Devices, and Advanced Therapies
Scott Lundgren, DO
This discussion will focus on the continuum of heart failure care. We will first focus on the rationale and evidence behind quadruple guideline-directed medications as well as discuss add-on therapies for specific populations. We will then focus on device-based therapy in the treatment of heart failure, exploring those devices that have been shown to help reduced hospitalizations, improve quality of life, or lengthen survival. We will end with a discussion on advanced therapies. This will include a discussion on what these therapies are, who qualifies for these therapies, and the evaluation process that patients go through to become candidates.