CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment

CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment
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Michael M. Givertz, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chair
Heart Failure Society of America Guideline Committee
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Michael M. Givertz, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Michael M. Givertz, MD (click to view)

Michael M. Givertz, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chair
Heart Failure Society of America Guideline Committee
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Michael M. Givertz, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.
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Yancy CW, Jessup M, Bozkurt B, et al. 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA focused update on new pharmacological therapy for heart failure: an update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. Circulation. 2016 May 20 [Epub ahead of print]. Available at: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2016/05/18/CIR.0000000000000435.

 

Arnett DK, Goodman RA, Halperin JL, et al. AHA/ACC/HHS strategies to enhance application of clinical practice guidelines in patients with cardiovascular disease and comorbid conditions: from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Circulation. 2014;130:1662-1667.

 

Halperin JL, Levine GN, Al-Khatib SM, et al. Further evolution of the ACC/AHA clinical practice guideline recommendation classification system: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2016;133:1426-1428.

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