0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 0.50 / CE for Pharmacists (0.05 CEUs)
This activity is provided by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges an educational grant for support of this activity from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
This case-based activity features 3 patient cases in chronic heart failure (CHF) supplied by the program faculty and participants from around the country. This activity asks you to consider the latest CHF guidelines, the role of new and emerging agents with novel mechanisms of action, their safety and efficacy, and their place in the CHF practice armamentarium. The cases will also consider the function of the multidisciplinary team approach in managing patients with chronic heart failure. To allow for case-to-case comparison of diagnostic and treatment pathways in chronic heart failure, the cases are narrated in an established template that begins with the initial evaluation and proceeds through follow-up.
Table of Contents
A 71-Year-old Man with Stage-C, NYHA Class-II Heart Failure and Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
A 55-year-old Man with Stage-C, NYHA Class-II Heart Failure and New-onset Atrial Fibrillation
A 58-year-old Man with Stage-C, NYHA Class-III Heart Failure and Severe Cardiomyopathy
Expert Resources for Your Practice
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of physicians and pharmacists. It may also be of benefit to other healthcare providers such as PAs, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who make up the multidisciplinary team responsible for the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure.
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Summarize recommendations for pharmacologic treatment of chronic heart failure according to current clinical data and the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure
Describe the mechanisms of action of, clinical evidence for, and appropriate use of newer chronic heart failure therapies
Explain the benefits of a multidisciplinary team approach to treating patients with chronic heart failure, using examples of potential collaboration among healthcare practitioners
Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.
Antonio L. Perez, MD Fellow, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH
Dr. Perez has no financial relationships to disclose.
Contributing Faculty Chowdhury H. Ahsan, MRCP, MD, PhD, FSCAI, FACC Clinical Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention Director, Cardiovascular Research University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
Dr. Ahsan has no financial relationships to disclose.
Nicole J. Green, RPh, ACPR Inpatient Pharmacist Informatics Coordinator Agnesian Healthcare Fond du Lac, WI
Dr. Green has no financial relationships to disclose.
Benjamin Kalsmith, MD, FACC Interventional Cardiologist, Advanced Heart Failure Cardiovascular Disease Specialists of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Kalsmith has no financial relationships to disclose.
Activity Director Katherine J. Hoercher, RN, FAHA Senior Director Heart and Vascular Institute Director Kaufman Center for Heart Failure Director of CME Education Heart and Vascular Institute Clinical Lead Care Paths and Bundles Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH
Accredited Provider Disclosure
All other planners, CME staff, and content reviewers, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Katherine J. Hoercher, RN, FAHA, has no financial relationships to disclose. Lindsay Brovansky has no financial relationships to disclose. Jamie Patrick has no financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.
CE for Pharmacists
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 0.50 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number – 0530-9999-17-136-H01-P)
This is a knowledge-based activity.
This activity is provided by Global Education Group.
PA Continuing Education AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.
To receive a CE certificate of participation, you should:
Follow the "Start Activity" button to go to the Paradigm Medical Communications website, where you will complete the pretest.
View the online activity in its entirety.
Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the posttest.
A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the posttest and evaluation. Your certificate will be saved on the Paradigm Medical Communications website and will not be available in your myCME CME History.
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