166513 - "Cardiology update - contemporary heart failure management"
- : Online
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.