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Introduction to Heart Failure: Short Course Why is Introduction to Heart Failure important? Up to 2% of the adult population in the UK probably has symptomatic heart failure Until recently the aim of managing patients with heart failure was limited to providing symptomatic relief and haemodynamic improvement Heart failure has a worse survival rate than many cancers Modern heart failure management can improve the quality of life and survival for these people What does this course offer? This workshop is for nurses caring for patients with heart failure in the community This interactive workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the assessment and optimal management of patients with heart failure in line with the NSF for CHD and the NICE guidelines. It will provide up to date basic information about the disease and its practical management. With an ageing population and improved management for people following heart attacks, heart failure is an increasingly common condition. There is no ?cure? for the condition and it has a dramatic effect on the quality of life of people who suffer from it. If not properly managed it can mean a constant cycle of emergency admissions and re-admissions. This workshop will give you a basic knowledge and understanding of the following areas: Causes of heart failure and recognising potential sufferers Optimal investigation and assessment of a patient leading to a diagnosis NICE guidelines for the management of heart failure Pharmacological and non pharmacological approaches This is a one day workshop with informal lectures and interactive practical sessions delivered by expert practicing clinicians. You will have the opportunity to work through case study examples and learn about the latest devices used in heart failure management.

Introduction to Heart Failure: Short Course Why is Introduction to Heart Failure important? Up to 2% of the adult population in the UK probably has symptomatic heart failure Until recently the aim of managing patients with heart failure was limited to providing symptomatic relief and haemodynamic improvement Heart failure has a worse survival rate than many cancers Modern heart failure management...

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