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166513 - "Cardiology update - contemporary heart failure management"

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This evening education session will deliver GPs and other health care providers with an update and overview of contemporary heart failure and ECG.

Relevance to General Practice

Cardiovascular disease is one of the Commonwealth Government’s nine National Health Priority Areas . Around 100,000 Australians are living with the debilitating and life-limiting cardiovascular disease, heart failure. It is a relatively common chronic cardiovascular condition, with lifetime risk for women and men at age 55 years being 29% and 33% respectively. Optimising detection and medical management of patients with heart failure is important to improve quality of life. The Australian Heart Failure Guidelines were updated in 2018 . It is important that GPs are across these changes and confident in interpreting test results such as the ECG, as well as managing heart failure in their patients. Many doctors find that the skill of reading the ECG does not come easily, and they benefit from case-based education to refresh in ECG interpretation from time to time. Cardiologists are well-placed to deliver such education. 


Learning outcomes
  • Provide an overview of contemporary heart failure management, including recent guideline updates
  • Describe features on the ECG which can assist in the diagnosis and management of heart failure
  • Explain the role of the ECG in the safe up-titration of heart failure medications
  • List the complications of heart failure therapies evident on the ECG
  • Discuss the management of comorbidities in heart failure, including atrial fibrillation and diabetes
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    166513 - "Cardiology update - contemporary heart failure management"
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    2 hours
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    2 hours
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