E-learning: Optimizing RAASi treatment through long-term potassium control
This educational program consists of three case discussions on practical challenges in the management of patients with heart failure.
This course consists of the following:
- Heart failure, a multimorbid syndrome: An increasing challenge to manage - Prof. Carolyn Lam, MD, PhD - Singapore
- Understanding the risk of hyperkalemia in heart failure - Prof. Piotr Ponikowski, MD, PhD - Wroclaw, Poland
- Novel potassium binders to improve management of chronic HF - Prof. Javed Butler, MD – Atlanta, GA, USA
After watching these three videos, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the burden of comorbidities and outcomes in HF patients
- Explain the relationship between potassium levels and all-cause death in HF
- Indicate limitations of use of RAASi therapy
- Recall predictors and outcomes of hyperkalemia
- Describe the relationship between RAASi continuation, hyperkalemia and outcomes
- Identify lessons learned from long term follow-up data and clinical trials with potassium binders
- Prof. Carolyn Lam, MD, PhD - professor at the Duke-NUS Gratuate Medical School in Singapore. She is also a Senior Consultant at the National Heart Centre Singapore.
- Prof. Piotr Ponikowski, MD, PhD is the professor of cardiology, Acting Rector, Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs and the Head of Department of Heart Diseases at Wroclaw Medical University, Poland. He is also the Head of the Centre for Heart Diseases at University Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland
- Prof. Javed Butler, MD is professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, USA.
This educational activity is designed for cardiologists in secondary care and other healthcare professionals with an interest in treating patients with heart failure.
This online course is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 1 hour of external CME credit.
Through an agreement between the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EBAC credit to AMA credit can be found on the AMA website. Other health care professionals may obtain from the AMA a certificate of having participated in an activity eligible for conversion of credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Funding for this educational program was provided by an unrestricted educational grant from Vifor.
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