AHA 2020: New Insights on Iron Deficiency and Heart Failure

AHA 2020: New Insights on Iron Deficiency and Heart Failure

AHA 2020: New Insights on Iron Deficiency and Heart Failure

What if there was a way to reduce the risk of rehospitalization in your patients with acute heart failure?

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  • Overview

    We know that approximately 70% of patients hospitalized with heart failure are iron deficient. Iron deficiency independent from anemia is associated with poor exercise capacity, poor quality of life, and increased mortality in these patients. How can you reduce the risk of rehospitalization and improve outcomes for these iron deficient patients with acute heart failure? 

    This expert panel discusses the latest data from AHA 2020 around the role of iron deficiency and its correction in hospitalized patients stabilized after an episode of acute heart failure.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
    Professor & Chair, Department of Medicine
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Jackson, MS 

    Consulting Fees: Abbott, Adrenomed, Amgen, Array, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, CVRx, G3 Pharmaceuticals, Impulse Dynamics, Innolife, Janssen, LivaNova, Luitpold, Medtronic, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Relypsa, Roche, V-Wave Ltd., Vifor Pharma

    Gerasimos Filippatos, MD, FESC, FHFA
    Head of the Heart Failure Unit at the Department of Cardiology
    Athens University Hospital Attikon
    Chaidari, Greece 

    Consulting Fees: Boehringer Ingelheim, Servier
    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis
    Contracted Research: Amgen, Bayer, Vifor Pharma

    Piotr Ponikowski, MD, PHD, FESC, FHFA
    Medical University, Centre for Heart Disease
    Clinical Military Hospital
    Wroclaw, Poland 

    Consulting Fees: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Berlin Chemie, Cardiorentis, Cibiem, Coridea, Fresenius, Impulse Dynamics, Novartis, Pfizer, RenalGuard Solutions, Servier, Vifor Pharma

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Ben Caref, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Megan Clem has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Stephanie Wenick has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Evaluate new data on the management of iron deficiency in acute decompensated heart failure.
    • Identify clinical practice changes for the management of iron deficiency in acute decompensated heart failure based on new data. 
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of heart failure specialists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, nephrologists, and all other allied healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of heart failure.

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    Global Learning Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Vifor Pharma.

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