Virtual Ward Rounds in Heart Failure: Personalising Management Across the EF Spectrum

Published: 18 January 2022

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Overview

Watch this programme seeking to educate physicians in the changing landscape of the medical management of heart failure.

 

In the main event, Prof Martin Cowie (Royal Brompton Hospital, UK) chairs a roundtable discussion, and is joined by Dr Kieran Docherty (University of Glasgow, UK), Dr Bharathi Upadhya (Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, US) and Prof Richard Hobbs (University of Oxford, UK). During this roundtable, our expert panel discuss two patient cases and their treatment strategies based on recent guidelines and data updates. The panel also analyse survey data, discuss the importance of EF, and the role of primary care in ongoing heart failure management.

 

The final part explores how each of the patients has responded and how their quality of life and functional capacity has changed as a result. Dr Docherty also discusses the main challenges that he experienced during the management of his patient, and shares his advice on how complex patients like these can be treated.

 

This roundtable is supported via an unrestricted educational grant by AstraZeneca.

Key Learning Objectives

Upon participation in this programme physicians should be able to:

  • Apply results from real world and randomised controlled clinical trial data to surrogate, virtual patients
  • Identify different HF phenotypes based on EF, patient age, sex and comorbidities
  • Stratify stabilised HFpEF patients to an appropriate management approach according to patient characteristics
  • Discuss the merits of using EF and other patient characteristics to guide treatment

Target Audience

  • General Cardiologists
  • Heart Failure Specialists
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Nephrologists

More from this programme

Part 1

Roundtable Discussion

During this roundtable, chaired by Prof Cowie, our multidisciplinary panel discuss two patient cases and their treatment strategies based on recent guidelines and data updates. The panel also analyse survey data, discuss the importance of EF, and the role of primary care in ongoing heart failure management.

Part 2

Patient Follow Up

The final part of the programme explores how each of the patients has responded and how their quality of life and functional capacity has changed as a result. Dr Docherty also discusses the main challenges that he experienced during the management of his patient, and shares his advice on how complex patients like these can be treated.

Part 3

Patient Case Presentations

If you missed the first part of the programme, you can catch up here. Dr Kieran Docherty and Dr Bharathi Upadhya present the patients involved in the programme. During these case presentations, the physicians present patient history, the work-up and their initial diagnosis.

Faculty Biographies

Bharathi  Upadhya

Bharathi Upadhya

Associate Professor/Cardiovascular Medicine 

Dr Bharathi Upadhya is a clinician investigator with a board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. 

Her research spans a wide range of topics in cardiovascular medicine including medical imaging-related projects and cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, and aging. However, her most intense focus has been heart failure, particularly heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). 

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