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Heart Failure in Older Adults

Dr Mat Maurer Associate Professor, Cardiology; Medical Director, CCRLE – Columbia University.

Take the Pre-Test Here:

Pre-Test

See the Presentation Here:

Link to Presentation

Take the Post-Test Here:

Post-Test

Suggested Reading:

Global Cardiovascular Reserve Dysfunction in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction – Persistent Diagnosis, Therapeutic Enigma

Left Heart Failure With a Normal Ejection Fraction – Identification of Different Pathophysiologic Mechanisms

Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidoses in Older North Americans

Diastolic Dysfunction – Can it Be Diagnosed With Doppler Echocardiography ?

Learning Objectives:
1. Delineate at least 3 core principles of geriatric medicine.‬‬
2. ‪Illustrate how these principles can be applied to the physiologic understanding, evaluation and management of older adults with heart failure.‬‬
3. ‪Understand why the “classic” pathophysiologic explanation (diastolic dysfunction) is not adequate to explain all cases of HFPEF.‬‬
4. ‪Identify novel extra-cardiac targets that are therapeutic targets for older adult patients with heart failure, particularly with HFPEF‬‬.