PCHF London course

Module 4: Acute and Advanced Heart Failure (18 CME Credits) (PCHF04)


Description
This course contains video recordings of the live lectures from the Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure (PCHF) London 2019-2020. This module involves the medical treatment in the acute setting in the ICU as well as the use of assist devices and mechanical circulatory support such as ECMO and Impella, among others. How to use assist devices for destination and bridge-to-transplant. Furthermore, the investigations for transplant candidates and the follow-up of such patients will be descussed.
Content
  • introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • Course overview (Faculty, Structure, Assessment, Certificate)
  • SESSION 1: Acute HF: Introduction and immediate management of acute HF
  • The spectrum of acute HF – definition and epidemiology | P. Ponikowski
  • Different congestion profiles in acute HF | F. Zannad
  • Triggers and mechanism of acute HF | A. Mebazaa
  • Prehospital and early management strategies | A. Mebazaa
  • Discharge from the emergency department | P. Ponikowski
  • Criteria for hospitalization vs ambulatory care | R. Hullin
  • List of Publications - Session 1
  • Quiz Session 1
  • SESSION 2: Workshop/Case Presentations
  • Lung ultrasound | R. Campbell
  • Management of a patient with acute HF | P. Kalra
  • Management in the emergency room | E. Wicks
  • Ultrafiltration | A. Vazir
  • List of Publications - Session 2
  • Quiz Session 2
  • SESSION 3: Therapies of Acute HF & In-hospital and Long-term Management
  • Management in the intensive care unit | S. Price
  • Oxygen therapy and/or ventilatory support | B. Patel
  • Inotropes and vasopressors | J. Parissis
  • In-hospital management and evaluation of underlying causes | A. Clark
  • Discharge from the hospital and follow-up in high risk period | J. Parissis
  • Multimorbidity and frailty | N. Beckett
  • List of Publications - Session 3
  • Quiz Session3
  • SESSION 4: Advanced HF & Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Advanced HF: Definition and scope of the problem | M. Metra
  • Treatment of congestion and diuretic resistance–drugs and devices | W. Mullens
  • Short-term MCS | A. Ruhparwar
  • Evolution of durable MCS: principle and clinical outcome | M. Mehra
  • Timing of MCS – selecting the right patient and device | F. Gustafsson
  • Supporting the unsupported ventricle –right heart failure in MCS | A. Ruhparwar
  • List of Publications - Session 4
  • Quiz Session 4
  • SESSION 5: Workshop: Ventricular Assist Devices & Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • VAD thrombosis | F. Gustafsson
  • Driveline infections in VAD patients | S. Bhagra
  • HeartWare | U. Stock
  • HeartMate | W. Sleegers
  • LVAD patient and troubleshooting implantable LVAD | P. Callan / B. Gower
  • List of Publications - Session 5
  • Quiz Session 5
  • SESSION 6: Heart Transplantation – Palliative Care – Look into the Future
  • Surgical treatment of end-stage heart disease | U. Stock
  • Transplantation: indications and timing | O. Dar
  • Immunosuppressive drugs | A. Zuckermann
  • Complications after transplantation | A. Kydd
  • Palliative care for heart failure: challenges and opportunities | J. Beattie
  • Core components of cardiac palliative care | Y. Millerick
  • Use of wearables for monitoring HF patients | D. Kotecha
  • How to become a leader in cardiovascular medicine | T.F. Lüscher
  • List of Publications - 6
  • Quiz Session 6
  • COURSE EVALUATION
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Quiz Session 1, Quiz Session 2, Quiz Session3, Quiz Session 4, Quiz Session 5, Quiz Session 6, Course Evaluation"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever