Clinical Dialogue: Optimizing Care for Patients with Heart Failure: How PAs Can Help Improve Outcomes

Heart failure (HF) exacts a significant toll on affected individuals, placing them at risk of morbidity, diminished functional abilities, lesser quality of life, and mortality. The prevalence of HF is expected to continue to increase as the U.S. population ages. This activity outlines therapies used in treatment and evidence-based guidelines for the management of patients with HF.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the PA should be better able to:
  • Apply knowledge of therapies used in the treatment of heart failure when managing patients.
  • Review current evidence-based guidelines for the management of chronic heart failure and recent updates addressing the incorporation of newer pharmacotherapies.
  • Use appropriate management strategies when addressing comorbidities in patients with chronic heart failure.

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