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  • Overview

    Even with guideline-directed medical therapy, or GDMT, many patients with heart failure are limited in their daily activities, due to increasing symptoms and reduced functionality. However, new data from BeAT-HF, a clinical trial that examines the long-term effects of baroreflex activation therapy, or BAT, shows that BAT may provide patients with sustained and durable benefits in exercise capacity, functional status, and quality of life.

  • 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.

    William T. Abraham, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FRCPE
    Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Cell Biology
    College of Medicine Distinguished Professor
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, OH

    No relevant relationships reported

    Georges Chahoud, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA, FASE
    Regional Director, Heart Failure Clinical Program
    SSM Health
    St. Louis, MO

    Dr. Chahoud has reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships with ineligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months:
    Consulting Fees: Abbott, Abiomed, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Impulse Dynamics, Merck, scPharma, Zoll

    Patrick J. McCann, MD
    Cardiologist, Prisma Health Cardiology
    Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Columbia, SC

    No relevant relationships reported

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Howard Green has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Tim Person has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Resnick has nothing to disclose.
    • Katie Sheridan, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

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

    • Review the latest clinical data on the use of baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) in patients with heart failure (HF), including findings on durable and sustained benefits
    • Review patient selection criteria with respect to HF-related morbidity and mortality outcomes despite the use of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT)
    • Describe the mechanism of action of BAT
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, cardiology advanced practice professionals, and other healthcare professionals who have an interest in treating heart failure.

  • 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.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 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 0.25 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    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 CVRx.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Medtelligence. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Medtelligence you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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