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Key questions on heart failure (1.5 CPD hours)

GP Dr Mandy Fry puts questions to cardiology GPSI  Dr Chris Arden on distinguishing left systolic dysfunction from other causes, urgent referrals for patients with a history of MI and treatment with aldosterone antagonists



This module will update your knowledge on heart failure, including:

  • How  the treatment of heart failure due to left systolic dysfunction differs from the treatment of diastolic impairment
  • Typical symptoms of heart failure 
  • The role of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in both the diagnosis and monitoring of the treatment of heart failure
  • Whether to use ß-blockers or ACE inhibitors in the treatment of heart failure, and how to titrate the dose 

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