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Key questions on heart failure

Module summary
GP Dr Mandy Fry puts questions to cardiology GPSI Dr Chris Arden on distinguishing left systolic dysfunction from other causes, urgent referrals for patients with a history of MI and treatment with aldosterone antagonists.
Learning objectives

This module discusses the latest developments in the diagnosis and management of heart failure, including:

  • The evidence for management of diastolic heart failure
  • The role of the new sacubitril/valsartan combo drug
  • Why referral for patients with a history of MI needs to be urgent
Author

Dr Chris Arden is a GP near Winchester, Hampshire, and a GPSI in cardiology in Southampton. He is on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure and is cardiovascular lead for West Hampshire CCG.

Date module published
21/07/2016
Module due for review
21/07/2018
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Good update on new developments.
Erika Baker
28.06.2017.
Informative
Georgina Williams
06.06.2017.
concise and informative
Iqbal Hussain
01.06.2017.
Very good
Tony Crosby
02.05.2017.
Good
Elena Griffin
17.04.2017.