Course curriculum

  • 1

    General Information

    • Learning Objectives

    • Course Overview

  • 2

    SESSION 1: Acute HF: Introduction and immediate management of acute HF

    • The spectrum of acute HF – definition and epidemiology | P. Ponikowski

    • Different congestion profiles in acute HF | F. Zannad

    • Triggers and mechanism of acute HF | A. Mebazaa

    • Prehospital and early management strategies | A. Mebazaa

    • Discharge from the emergency department | P. Ponikowski

    • Criteria for hospitalization vs ambulatory care | R. Hullin

    • List of Publications - Session 1

    • Quiz Session 1

  • 3

    SESSION 2: Workshop/Case Presentations

    • Lung ultrasound | R. Campbell

    • Management of a patient with acute HF | P. Kalra

    • Management in the emergency room | E. Wicks

    • Ultrafiltration | A. Vazir

    • List of Publications - Session 2

    • Quiz Session 2

  • 4

    SESSION 3: Therapies of Acute HF & In-hospital and Long-term Management

    • Management in the intensive care unit | S. Price

    • Oxygen therapy and/or ventilatory support | B. Patel

    • Inotropes and vasopressors | J. Parissis

    • In-hospital management and evaluation of underlying causes | A. Clark

    • Discharge from the hospital and follow-up in high risk period | J. Parissis

    • Multimorbidity and frailty | N. Beckett

    • List of Publications - Session 3

    • Quiz Session 3

  • 5

    SESSION 4: Advanced HF & Mechanical Circulatory Support

    • Advanced HF: Definition and scope of the problem | M. Metra

    • Treatment of congestion and diuretic resistance–drugs and devices | W. Mullens

    • Short-term MCS | A. Ruhparwar

    • Evolution of durable MCS: principle and clinical outcome | M. Mehra

    • Timing of MCS – selecting the right patient and device | F. Gustafsson

    • Supporting the unsupported ventricle –right heart failure in MCS | A. Ruhparwar

    • List of Publications - Session 4

    • Quiz Session 4

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    SESSION 5: Workshop: Ventricular Assist Devices & Mechanical Circulatory Support

    • VAD thrombosis | F. Gustafsson

    • Driveline infections in VAD patients | S. Bhagra

    • HeartWare | U. Stock

    • HeartMate | W. Sleegers

    • LVAD patient and troubleshooting implantable LVAD | P. Callan / B. Gower

    • List of Publications - Session 5

    • Quiz Session 5

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    SESSION 6: Heart Transplantation – Palliative Care – Look into the Future

    • Surgical treatment of end-stage heart disease | U. Stock

    • Transplantation: indications and timing | O. Dar

    • Immunosuppressive drugs | A. Zuckermann

    • Complications after transplantation | A. Kydd

    • Palliative care for heart failure: challenges and opportunities | J. Beattie

    • Core components of cardiac palliative care | Y. Millerick

    • Use of wearables for monitoring HF patients | D. Kotecha

    • How to become a leader in cardiovascular medicine | T.F. Lüscher

    • List of Publications - Session 6

    • Quiz Session 6

  • 8

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation Questionnaire

Please note that accreditation and certification for Module 4 - 1st Edition is possible until 31.01.2023