The 2022 ACC Heart Failure Guidelines: What Do They Mean for Your Practice?

Published: 27 June 2022

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Overview

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Overview

Taking the recent ACC heart failure guideline updates as its core theme, this symposium, part of Heart Failure Online 2022, provides a succinct overview of the changes with one of the guideline’s primary authors.

 

The faculty then consider how guidelines have evolved to accommodate the growing number of foundational treatments for heart failure and how we are moving towards personalised care. We also take a look at HFpEF, and assess how our treatment options have changed and what else can be expected for this population.

This symposium has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Key Learning Objectives

Upon participation in this programme physicians should be able to:

  • Summarise the main updates to the 2022 ACC heart failure (HF) guidelines
  • Compare updates from the ACC with the 2021 ESC HF guidelines
  • Recall guideline recommendations for the initiation of foundational therapy for heart failure
  • Adopt foundational GMDT early in the disease course
  • Postulate how ejection fraction will be used in future trials and in future guidelines
  • Review existing and forthcoming trial evidence on SGLT-2 inhibitors in HFpEF

Target Audience

  • Heart Failure Specialists
  • General Cardiologists
  • General Practitioners (GPs)
  • Nurses, Pharmacists, and other Allied Healthcare Professionals

Series overview

Part 1

The ACC Heart Failure Guidelines 2022: What Did We Learn?

Part 2

The Future of Guidelines: Towards Personalised Care?

Part 3

HFpEF: The Final Chapter in the Heart Failure Story?

Faculty Biographies

Biykem  Bozkurt

Biykem Bozkurt

Dr Biykem Bozkurt is the Immediate Past President of the Heart Failure Society of America. 

Dr Bozkurt is a Professor of Medicine, an advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation specialist, Medical Care Line Executive (Medicine Department Chair) at the DeBakey VA Medical Center; W.A. “Tex” and Deborah Moncrief, Jr., Chair; Mary and Gordon Cain Chair; Vice-Chair of Department of Medicine; Director of the Winters Center for Heart Failure and Associate Director of Cardiovascular Research Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. 

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Andrew JS Coats

Andrew JS Coats

Director of the Monash Warwick Alliance and Academic Vice-President

Prof Andrew Coats is President of the Heart Failure Association and Professor of Cardiology, University of Warwick, UK. He is an Australian-British academic cardiologist and inventor. Prof Coats' main interest is heart failure.

From 2012 to 2017 he was Director of the Monash-Warwick Alliance, and before that served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Medicine of the University of Sydney.

He is an Australian-British academic cardiologist as well as a successful fundraiser, university administrator and inventor.

Prof Coats is Editor-in-Chief of the Cardiac Failure Review editorial board. 

 

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Mikhail Kosiborod

Mikhail Kosiborod

Cardiologist

Dr Mikhail Kosiborod is a cardiologist who serves as Vice President of Research at Saint Luke's Health System, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, US.

He is also Director of Cardiometabolic Research and Co-Director of the Saint Luke’s Michael & Marlys Haverty Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute. Dr Kosiborod is an internationally-recognised expert in the fields of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cardiometabolic and cardiorenal syndromes.

Dr Kosiborod is involved in the leadership of numerous clinical trials and multi-center registries, and is currently the principal investigator of several investigator-initiated, multi-center trials in diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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