Managing HK in HF: Key Guideline Updates

Managing HK in HF: Navigating the Evolving Clinical Landscape

Managing HK in HF: Navigating the Evolving Clinical Landscape
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Discover strategies to optimize RAASi therapy and improve long-term care for your patients with heart failure and comorbid conditions.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    There is a substantial gap between the guideline recommendations for treatment and the real-world prescribing patterns of RAASi therapy. This disconnect results in worse cardiorenal outcomes and higher mortality in patients receiving suboptimal dosing. This is particularly true in patients with CKD who develop hyperkalemia, which constitutes the major barrier to optimal therapy. 

    In this activity, Drs. Ferdinand and Metra discuss how best to manage comorbidities, optimize RAASi therapy, and improve the long-term care for our patients with heart failure.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, 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 ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Host:
    Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FNLA
    Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology
    Professor of Medicine
    John W. Deming Department of Medicine
    Tulane University School of Medicine
    New Orleans, LA

    Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FNLA has nothing to disclose.

    Faculty:
    Marco Metra, MD
    Full Professor of Cardiology
    Director of the Institute of Cardiology
    Civil Hospital and University of Brescia
    Brescia, Italy

    Marco Metra, MD has nothing to disclose.

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Megan Clem has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • William A. Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, has nothing to disclose.
    • James Seternus, DO, has nothing to disclose.
    • Mario Trucillo, PhD, MS, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

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

    • Discern current gaps in GDMT for patients with HF
    • Discuss key updates to HFA guidelines for the treatment of HF with a focus on optimizing RAASi therapy
    • Evaluate the role of potassium binders in the management of patients with HF experiencing recurrent HK
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, nephrologists, primary care physicians, and all other professionals involved in the identification and treatment of HF.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    The American Medical Association has an agreement of mutual recognition of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), the accreditation body for European countries. Physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to UEMS-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education CME credits (ECMECs) should contact the UEMS at mutualrecognition@uems.eu.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity 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.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .25 Nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    Our ultimate goal is to improve the care being delivered to patients, and our high quality, evidence-based CME initiatives reflect our dedication to the creation and execution of excellence and are the product of shared research, knowledge, and clinical practice skills across the healthcare continuum.

  • Commercial Support

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

  • Disclaimer

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