HFpEF 2hr module: Diagnosis and management of heart failure in preserved ejection fraction in primary care
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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 2 CME PD.
Heart failure can be easy to miss, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) can be particularly tricky to diagnose.1 This 2-hour educational activity explores the diagnosis and management of HFpEF in general practice, with a focus on updated management recommendations from the 2022 Australian Consensus Statement on Heart Failure.2 .On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:
- Determine the diagnostic work-up when HF is suspected, and understand some of the pitfalls that may lead to you missing a HF diagnosis.
- Describe pathophysiological and aetiological differences between heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).
- Recognise specific risk factors for HFpEF, and describe differences in the typical symptoms and signs of HFpEF and HFrEF.
- Evaluate how the pharmacological treatment of HFpEF differs from HFrEF, and appraise the clinical evidence supporting this.
- Identify the key role GPs play in the ongoing management of heart failure (HF) working proactively with the cardiology team.
|HFpEF 2hr module: Diagnosis and management of HFpEF in general practice - Education
|HFpEF 2hr module: Diagnosis and management of HFpEF in general practice - Evaluation