Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center


Penn Medicine State of Art Heart Failure Course

presented by Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center

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Notification icon Friday, October 21, 2022 8:30 AM - Saturday, October 22, 2022 6:30 PM America/New_York

Location Icon 3400 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Event info


This course will provide a comprehensive, state of the art update on the management of heart failure focusing on the recently updated ACC/AHA Heart Failure Management Guidelines. The course is divided into six threads each focusing on a unique aspect of heart failure management from medical and device therapies, recognition of unique etiologies of heart failure, management of cardiogenic shock and selection for advanced therapies including transplant and ventricular assist devices. Each thread will have one or more cases to illustrate diagnostic and therapeutic challenges followed by panel discussions and audience participation to make the material actionable in daily practice. Two keynote speakers, one each day, will provide a visionary overview of the days’ topics and provide valuable perspective from a thought leader. A unique aspect of this course will be a mock patient selection committee meeting for heart transplant and ventricular assist device to include a representative of each of the disciplines present during these life and death deliberations. This will be an opportunity to see, first hand, how patients are presented and which clinical and psychosocial aspects are considered in advanced therapy patient selection. The program includes a debate as well as a presentation from a patient who had a ventricular assist device and went on to have a heart transplant. The faculty will include heart failure cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, electrophysiologists, advanced practice providers, social workers, a patient and other members of the Heart Team.


Specialties - EMERGENCY MEDICINE - Internal Medicine-Critical Care Medicine, FAMILY MEDICINE, FAMILY MEDICINE - Geriatric Medicine, INTERNAL MEDICINE, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Cardiovascular Disease, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Geriatric Medicine, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Hospice and Palliative Medicine, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Interventional Cardiology, MEDICAL GENETICS AND GENOMICS - Medical Biochemical Genetics, THORACIC AND CARDIAC SURGERY


After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe evidence based therapies for the treatment of heart failure
  2. Explain the benefits and risk of SGLT-2 inhibitors in heart failure
  3. Recognize how to increase the percent of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction receiving all 4 guideline directed classes of medications
  4. Describe evidence based therapies for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and amyloid cardiomyopathy
  5. Discuss the indications for TAVR and mitral valve edge to edge repairs
  6. Review the indications for remote monitoring of heart failure patients
  7. Develop appropriate approaches to overcoming barriers to achieving heart failure guideline directed medical and device therapies
  8. Identify patients who may benefit from cardiac contractility management, biventricular pacing and ICD's
  9. Describe patient characteristics that are associated with improved outcomes following revascularization procedures
  10. Apply into practice evidence based therapies for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  11. Describe the impact of COVID-19 on the heart
  12. Explain the mechanisms of action and cardiac risks of cancer chemotherapeutic agents
  13. Identify clinical, laboratory, imaging and psychosocial factors that predict outcome in heart transplant and ventricular assist devices
  14. Describe the use of genetic testing in identifying genetic causes of cardiomyopathy
  15. Describe the roles and responsibilities of members of the interprofessional heart failure team


In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information please visit the official event page.

  • Lee Goldberg

    Course Director

  • Pavan Atluri

    Course Co-Director

  • Rhondalyn McLean

    Course Co-Director

Course Syllabus

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