Heart Failure: Evidence Review and Management

About this course
Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome associated with increasing morbidity, mortality, and economic burden.  Despite evidence supporting guideline-directed therapy and management for reduction of morbidity and mortality, these medications are still underprescribed.  According to the CHAMP-HF registry, among eligible patients, only 22% were prescribed essential heart failure medications per guideline recommendations ((Greene et al., 2018).  Healthcare providers have an essential role in improving outcomes with heart failure by bridging the gap between guideline-directed recommendations and actual clinical practice.  The learning outcomes of this activity will help clinicians understand this healthcare gap by reviewing the current evidence-based pharmacotherapy recommendations for HF treatment through analyzing clinical trials and guidelines.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the etiology, classification, and symptoms of heart failure.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure.
  • Evaluate evidence-based pharmacotherapy options for heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction.
About the Author
Shyam Gelot, PharmD, BCPS, is a pharmacist and freelance medical writer who earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In addition, he completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.  Dr. Gelot has pharmacy practice experience in the community, hospital, and academic settings. 

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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Activity Type - Knowledge-based
Target Audience - Pharmacists

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. (Provider #0607).