Activity Details

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: September 1, 2018
Expires: September 1, 2021
19 minutes to complete

Accredited By

American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List treatments of hypertension in HFrEF.
  • Describe treatment of HFpEF from hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss the 2017 guideline recommendations for treatment of anemia and sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Explain the role of novel pharmacological therapies in HFrEF.
  • Identify treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.

Activity Description

This series focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. Experts address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care webinar and reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational series is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially those that are newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.


Dr. Migliore, 9:47 minutes: Expert discussion
Dr. Martínez, 9:31 minutes: Expert discussion


Ricardo Alberto Migliore, MD
Head of Diagnosis & Treatment, Cardiology Services
Hospital Interzonal de Agudos “Eva Perón”
San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Felipe Martínez, MD, FACC, FECS
Professor of Medicine
Cordoba National University
Director of Rusculleda Foundation
Cordoba, Argentina

Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Deborah Crabbe, MD - Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure


All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represent the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No disclosures
Ricardo Alberto Migliore, MD – No disclosures
Felipe Martínez, MD, FACC, FECS – No disclosures

Accreditation Statements




JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2021

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.25 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Fred Porta
Program Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center

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