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1 CPD hour
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1 CPD hour

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

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
Module due for review
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
Elena Griffin
Brilliant and enlightening
Iheanyichukwu Oteh
Well written. Good amount of detail. Succinct. Clear management strategies.
John Rowan
not as informative as case study module
Martin Holt
Excellent modules
Gabrielle Mckeever