Diagnosing and Classifying Heart Failure in Primary Care
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Recognize patients who have risk factors for HF.
- Integrate testing into the decision-making process to diagnose chronic HF and acute HF.
- Summarize ACC/AHA and NYHA HF classification criteria.
Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Regional Director of Heart Failure
Duke University Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Sydney Kimmel College of Medicine
Family Medicine Residency Abington-Jefferson Health
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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 joint providership of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and MCM Education. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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