Get equipped with the knowledge you need to treat patients with heart failure (HF). This session provides a detailed breakdown of pathophysiology, discussing HF cases that cover both reduced (HFrEF) and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The presentation starts with a review of compensatory mechanisms and causes and staging of HF. The session then addresses the latest guidelines for pharmacologic care of HF. An in-depth discussion of 10 of the drugs most commonly prescribed for HF is also included.
After completing this session, you will be able to do the following:
- Confidently use perfusion levels to prescribe appropriate drugs and prevent fluid overload
- Know when use of a pacemaker device is appropriate
- Avoid treatment complications such as electrolyte imbalances and bradycardia