2023 Department of Medicine Grand Rounds | Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a relatively new clinical description of various forms of cardiac dysfunction that may result in congestion, in the presence of normal systolic function. The mere definition of this condition and diagnostic criteria varies among society guidelines. It is, therefore, imperative to understand the pathophysiology of varying etiologies of HFpEF, in an effort to reach a consensus on how to best diagnose and treat this syndrome.
The lack of knowledge and uniformity on how to diagnose HFpEF and how to best manage this entity is great. Recommendations have changed as new research has emerged, outlining therapies that are proven to be effective. There is need to collectively learn how to better recognize this disease and how to treat it. This requires a complete understanding of the disease itself, including its varying symptoms, contributing risk factors and comorbidities, as well as an identification of the appropriate diagnostic tools, and therapeutic approaches, in an effort to relieve the associated morbidity and mortality.
All clinical care providers.
- Identify risk factors for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).
- Discuss the diagnosis of HFpEF.
- Review the value of echocardiography, stress testing, and biomarkers.
- Outline evidence-based treatment options for patients diagnosed with HFpEF.
- Discuss possible barriers and biases which may impact patient care (i.e., race, ethnicity, language, gender identity/orientation, age, socioeconomic status, attitudes, feelings, or other characteristics).
Virtual Meeting- Zoom
Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiology; Director of Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation, Smidt Heart Institute; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Presenter: Dr. Kittleson has indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships.
Planner: Faizi Jamal, MD has indicated no relevant financial relationships.
This presentation and/or comments will provide a balanced, non-promotional, and evidence-based approach to all diagnostic, therapeutic and/or research related content.
CME Committee/Reviewer no relevant financial relationships: Daneng Li, MD
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City of Hope designates this 2023 Department of Medicine Grand Rounds | Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Attendance