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Advanced Heart Failure: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Approaches (JACC Heart Failure: July 2020)
Description
In broad terms, “advanced” heart failure describes a clinical syndrome characterized by persistent or progressive
symptoms and ventricular dysfunction despite guideline-directed medical therapy.


Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Christopher O’Connor, MD, FACC

Executive Editor
Mona Fiuzat, PharmD, FACC

JACC Heart Failure CME Editors
Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH
Adam DeVore, MD
Abhinav Sharma, MD
Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD
Kishan Parikh, MD

Author
Joseph G. Rogers, MD
 
CME Information

Target Audience

JACC Journal CME/MOC/ECME is intended for physicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease.

Important Dates

Date of Release: June 29, 2020
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: June 28, 2021

Learner Objectives

After reading this article the reader should be able to:
  • Classify patients’ heart failure signs and symptoms into multiple existing classification schemes.
  • Identify a patient with “advanced” heart failure and describe the timing of referral for consideration of advanced therapies.
  • Describe the stages of cardiogenic shock and the potential short-term medical and mechanical therapies that can be deployed as treatment.
  • Identify relative and absolute contraindications to heart transplantation and left ventricular assist device therapy, as well as describe the complications of this therapy that limit graft and device longevity.
  • Describe the role of palliative care in the treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure.

Method of Participation and Claiming Credit
This ACC JACC Journals CME/MOC/ECME activity includes the reading of an article published in one of the JACC journals and the successful completion of self-assessment questions.  

Requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ and/or MOC or ECME credit for this Activity
To request credit, you must:

  1. Read the article for which you wish to receive credit.
  2. Answer the self-assessment questions. You need to have achieved a passing score of 70% or better in order for the Evaluation link to become activated. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click on the Posttest link in the left navigation bar and retake the exam.
  3. After you complete the Evaluation, click on the Claim Credit button in the left navigation bar.
  4. For CME or COP credit, enter the total amount of time you actually spent in the activity in the box provided. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Click Claim
  5. For MOC credit, click the Claim button in the row for MOC. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Confirm your ABIM number and date of birth.
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  7. The page will be updated with the date and time that you claimed your credit.
  8. To view your credit, or to print a certificate, please go to ACC.org and navigate to the My Transcript section of My ACC.
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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available Jun 29, 2020 to Jun 28, 2021
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 CME Credit
1 ECME Credit
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