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HFSA 2018 HF Board Review Course

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 HFSA 2018 HF Board Review Course

Topics And Speakers:

 – Format: 38 Video Files (.mp4 format).

General Meeting Information

The 2018 Board Review Course content is based on the ABIM content blueprint for the certification examination in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. This activity will use concise didactic presentations by national experts, case studies, and panel discussions. 


The following areas are addressed:

  • Epidemiology and Causes of Heart Failure
  • Pathophysiology of Heart Failure
  • Evaluation of Heart Failure Management of Hospitalized Patients
  • Management of Heart Failure
  • Comorbidities or Coexisting Conditions
  • Cardiac Surgery in Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Contemporary HF Management Topics
Intended Audience

2018 Board Certification Review Course: AHFTC is intended for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, scientists, and health care professionals who specialize or have an interest in heart failure.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, participants will demonstrate improved competence and ability to:

For the Certification Examination in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology:

  1. Identify gaps in knowledge about advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology
  2. Focus study efforts on filling identified knowledge gaps
  3. Practice for the certification examination with ABIM-style multiple-choice test questions

For Clinical Practice:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of heart failure, including environmental factors, and implement strategies for the prevention of heart failure
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure, including normal physiology and compensatory and maladaptive mechanisms
  3. Assess and follow the patient with acute or advanced heart failure, using non-invasive and invasive tests and biomarkers
  4. Implement guideline-based therapy for patients with chronic heart failure, including pharmacologic agents; non-pharmacologic options, such as diet and exercise; and implantable devices
  5. Implement appropriate care strategies for patients undergoing chemotherapy or with pulmonary hypertension, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, or cardiorenal syndrome
  6. Manage comorbidities in patients with chronic heart failure, including sleep disordered breathing, anemia, and depression
  7. Implement strategies for effective disease management of the patient with advanced heart failure, including palliative care and transition to outpatient care