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Multidisciplinary Strategies to Prevent Hospitalization in Patients with Worsening Heart Failure

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Overview / Abstract:

Despite guideline-directed medical therapy, many patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction continue to experience worsening HF and hospitalizations. As such, it is incumbent upon clinicians to improve familiarity and competence with available therapies and clinical trial data that may guide patient selection to individualize and optimize therapy for patients with HF. In this interactive infographic, clinicians can access real-world strategies and expert insights to improve the care of their patients with worsening HF.

HF is a complex disease associated with adverse outcomes and poor quality of life for patients. It is also a significant driver of hospitalizations and readmissions. Delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and undertreatment are common as patients often see a multitude of healthcare providers. Yet, early recognition and treatment are critical to reducing morbidity and mortality associated with HF, particularly those with worsening HF and after recent HF hospitalization. There have been significant advances in treatment with new disease-modifying agents introduced. Despite the accumulating evidence and calls for guideline-directed medical therapy, this approach is underutilized and clinicians struggle to initiate and optimize therapy in clinical practice. In addition, many clinicians remain unaware of novel strategies for patients with worsening HF or after recent HF hospitalization. This interactive infographic can help learners become better prepared to assess and manage patients with worsening HF.


Aug 18, 2024


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


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Credits / Hours

1.0 Hour



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine
University of Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Monique Colbert, MS, ACNP-BC
University Cardiologists
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

B. Andrew Mardis, PharmD, BCCP, BCTXP, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist " Advanced Heart Failure
Prisma Health
Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Columbia, SC

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc..

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