Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBAProfessor and Chairman
Heart Failure is a serious health concern amongst older adults, afflicting over 6 million Americans, the majority of whom are 65 years of age or older. It is the leading cause of hospitalization, morbidity, and mortality in this population. It is more challenging to diagnose and manage HF in older patients due to multiple factors including multimorbidity, polypharmacy, cognitive impairment, and frailty. Furthermore, clinicians struggle to remain up-to-date on key clinical trial data and recent guidelines on developing individualized treatment plans for patients. To improve outcomes for patients with HF, clinicians must be adept at recognizing its common signs or symptoms, conducting a thorough diagnostic evaluation, and developing a treatment plan that addresses the multiple challenges and complexities that this patient population faces. Here, we cover these key principles in a short, case-based teaching module.
This event is sponsored by Clinical Care Solutions and is not sponsored by industry.