Heart Failure Management: Current and Future Challenges

Current and Emerging Treatment Options for Patients with Chronic Heart Failure
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date:
October 01, 2015
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Cardiologists, Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, Internal Medicine Physicians

Relevant Terms:

chronic heart failure, heart failure

Barry Greenberg, MD

Barry Greenberg, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director
Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program
Department of Medicine/Cardiology
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Dr. Greenberg, director of the Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program, is a leading cardiologist specializing in heart failure. He is a founding member and past president of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA). He has been consistently selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America" since 1995.
Dr. Greenberg has been working in cardiology since 1971, including positions at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Oregon Health Sciences University, Royal Postgraduate Medical College, Hammersmith Hospital in London, and College de France in Paris.
Dr. Greenberg has been at UC San Diego since 1995, and is currently Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Director, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program at UC San Diego.
In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Greenberg leads an active research program investigating basic mechanisms involved in heart failure and the development of new drugs and strategies to treat patients with this condition. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous cardiology journals and is an associate editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Greenberg considers it a great privilege to get to know and help his patients and their families.

Javed Butler, MD MPH FACC FAHA

Javed Butler, MD MPH FACC FAHA
Chief of Cardiology
Co-Director, Heart Institute
Professor of Medicine
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Butler is the chief of cardiology and co-director of the heart institute at the Stony Brook University. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and advanced heart failure and transplant medicine. Prior to joining Stony Brook, he was professor of medicine at the Emory University. Dr. Butler has published over 220 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Butler is the recipient of the Simon Dack Award by the American College of Cardiology and the Time, Feeling, and Focus award by the American Heart Association. He has been cited in America's Best Doctors numerous times. He serves on the ACC/AHA heart failure guidelines committee, on several NIH study sections, chairs the NIH heart failure network's ancillary studies committee; and he is a member of the executive council of the Heart Failure Society of America. He serves on the editorial board of several peer reviewed cardiovascular journals. 

After completing his residency at Yale, cardiology fellowship and advanced heart failure and transplant fellowship at Vanderbilt, and cardiac imaging fellowship from the Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to joining Emory, he served as the director of the cardiac and heart-lung transplant programs at Vanderbilt. He has completed Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University and is currently pursing Masters in Business Administration from Emory University.
1. Describe the epidemiology of heart failure (HF) , including the risk factors and associated clinical consequences.
2. Describe the pathophysiology of patients with systolic heart failure.
3. Implement current optimal medical therapy for the treatment of chronic congestive heart failure
4. Discuss the role of vasoactive peptides in the regulation of the cardiovascular system
5. Assess current data and potential role of new and emerging therapies for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

This activity was launched on October 1, 2015 and will expire on October 1, 2016.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care clinicans, NPs, PAs and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with heart failure.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the providership of Horizon CME. Horizon CME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 credits™. Statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page.
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Barry Greenberg, MD
Dr. Greenberg has served as a consultant for Novartis, Teva, and Johnson and Johnson.
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC Dr. Butler has been a consult for Amgen, Bayer, Cardiocell, Celladon, Jannsen, Novartis, Relypsa, Stealth, Peptide,Trevena, Z Pharma, and Zensun. He is also on the speakers bureau for Novartis. Additionally, he has received research grants from NIH and the European Union.
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This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen.
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