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Medical Therapy for Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

This activity was planned with a goal to change your competence in treating patients with HFpEF. This case was created in response to the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure.

CME and MOC Information

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of up to .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Target Audience

This activity is intended for adult cardiovascular physicians and internists.


Important Dates:

Date of Release: December 13, 2017
Term of Approval/Date of CME/CE Expiration: December 13, 2020


Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Identify a medication to consider for the reduction of heart failure hospitalizations in the heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) population.
  • Avoid medications with proven lack of benefit in the HFpEF population.
  • Explain appropriate inclusion criteria and post-therapy follow up of patients with HFpEF for whom therapy is considered.


Method of Participation and CME/CNE Certificate
Requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ and continuing education credit for this activity

To request credit, you must:


  • Read all text and view all tables and/or figures in the case for which you wish to receive credit.
  • Answer the questions in each case for which you wish to claim credit. After you have answered all the questions, click on the Exam Summary button. A Claim Credit button will appear on this page if you have achieved a passing score of 70% or better. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click the Reset Scores link and retake the exam.
  • Click the Claim Credit button and answer the evaluation questions in the pop-up window.
  • 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 each module in this activity. Click Submit.
  • You will receive a message that your request has been submitted and a link to view your certificate. You may view and download the certificate when you receive the message, you may also view it at any time in the My Transcript section of My ACC.


This CME-certified activity may contain links to other educational resources such as clinical trial summaries, journal articles, guidelines, etc., that may not be CME-certified. Please note that clicking on the links provided to view these resources will open new windows, which are outside of this CME-certified activity.


Naveen K. Saha, MD

Sitaramesh Emani, MD

Peer Reviewers:
Ruchika Husa, MD

Brent C. Lampert, DO, FACC

Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: No Credit Offered
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