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Global Physician Heart Failure Education

Grant support for this independent educational activity is provided by NovartisPharma AG, Basel, Switzerland.

Welcome and thank you for participating in this heart failure review for physicians. The American College of Cardiology and Novartis worked in partnership to curate the content and distribute it to physicians in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East regions. This education will be presented in two phases. The first phase will be comprised of six (6) introductory modules in basic heart failure and the second phase will be comprised of twelve (12) advanced-level modules covering more complex topics around heart failure and the management of this condition.

Topics covered include:

  1. Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Heart Failure - AVAILABLE!
  2. Clinical Assessment - AVAILABLE!
  3. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Cardiorenal Syndrome
  4. Medical Therapies for Chronic Heart Failure
  5. Devices and Advanced Therapies in Heart Failure
  6. Non-pharmacological Treatment of Heart Failure
  7. Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
  8. Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure
  9. Arrhythmias and Heart Failure
  10. Restrictive and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies
  11. Specific Cardiomyopathies (Amyloidosis, Hemochromatosis, Sarcoidosis, Peripartum, Stress, HIV)
  12. Cardio-oncology and Heart Failure
  13. Valvular Heart Disease and Heart Failure
  14. Hemodynamics and Cardiogenic Shock
  15. Pulmonary Hypertension and RV Dysfunction in Heart Failure 
  16. Ventricular Assist Devices versus Heart Transplant 
  17. Comorbidities in Heart Failure
  18. Palliative Care and End of Life Care 

Team Leader

Feras Bader, MD, MS, FACC (UAE)


Jong Chan Youn, MD, PhD (South Korea)

Chao-Hung Wang, MD, PhD, FAHA, FESC (Taiwan)

Wei-Chun Huang, MD, PhD, FHQS (Taiwan)

Annette Borromeo, MD, FPCP, FPCC, FAsSC, FACC (Philippines)

Amam Mbakwem, MBBS, FACC (Nigeria)

Anita Sharma, MD, MBBS, FRACGP (Australia)


This product is available in a convenient online format that includes case-based scenarios with self-paced heart failure instruction, and self-assessment questions at the end of each module.

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Educational activities on is optimized for use with Windows and Internet Explorer 9 and above.
  • Supporting Programs: Some portions of the site may require Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader or Windows Media Player.

Converting Participation Hours into Continuing Medical Education Credit

It will take a participant approximately six (6) hours to complete all of the modules in this activity. Upon completing one or more modules, you will be provided with a Certificate of Participation which you can give to your country’s continuing medical education (CME) certification organization to convert to continuing medical education credit. If you need additional information in order to have the hours converted to CME credit, please contact Melissa Ketchum at

Target Audience

Healthcare providers who treat cardiovascular patients in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Learner Objective:

By the end of this course, healthcare providers in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East should be better prepared to diagnose, treat, and manage heart failure in their patient population.

Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains: 2 Courses
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