Potassium Binders in Heart Failure: Who, When, and How

Potassium Binders in Heart Failure: Who, When, and How

Potassium Binders in Heart Failure: Who, When, and How

Optimizing guideline-directed medical therapy in patients with heart failure can be challenging, but these strategies can help.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Clinicians often struggle to optimize guideline-directed medical therapy in patients with heart failure and frequently lower RAASi therapies in response to episodes of hyperkalemia, which translates into an increased risk for poor outcomes. But what if there was a better way to lower potassium levels so that these patients could reach those target doses?

    This activity will cover the screening and monitoring strategies for hyperkalemia in patients with heart failure as well as how to utilize newer potassium binders to maximize guideline-recommended RAASi therapy.

  • 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.


    Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
    Professor of Medicine
    Wayne State University
    Detroit, MI

    Consulting Fees: Novartis, Relypsa 

    Patrick Rossignol, MD, PhD
    Université de Lorraine
    Nancy, FRANCE 

    Consulting Fees: Ablative Solutions, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Corvidia, Novartis, Relypsa, Sequana, Vifor Pharma
    Ownership Interest: CardioRenal 

    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:

    • Develop screening and monitoring strategies for hyperkalemia in patients with heart failure.
    • Apply evidence-based data surrounding newer potassium binders as a strategy for maximizing guideline-recommended renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) therapy.
  • 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.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    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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