Heart failure module 2: diagnosis

Released23 September 2014     Expires: 23 September 2016      Programme: Heart failure 1.5 CPD/CME credit

Sponsorship Statement: This module has been supported by an educational grant from Pfizer UK and Servier Laboratories Ltd

Designed to give healthcare professionals an understanding of diagnosis in heart failure, it is one of several modules in our heart failure programme

Learning objectives

After completing this module, participants should be better able to:

  • The signs and symptoms of heart failure
  • Laboratory investigations in suspected heart failure
  • The role of the chest X-ray and ECG in this setting
  • Use of different forms of exercise testing and haemodynamic studies
  • How brain-natriuretic peptides fit in to diagnosis
  • The key role of imaging in heart failure patients
  • Why echocardiography remains the primary imaging investigation
  • How cardiovascular magnetic resonance is also a powerful imaging modality in heart failure


Professor Andrew Clark, Chair in Clinical Cardiology, Hull York Medical School
Dr Kaushik Guha, Clinical Cardiology Research Fellow, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Professor Theresa McDonagh, Consultant Cardiologist, King”s College Hospital, London
Dr Susan Piper, King”s College Hospital, London
Dr Henry Savage, Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Benoy Shah, Research Fellow in Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, London


1.5 CPD/CME credits, 1.5 hours
BJC Learning has assigned one and a half hours of CPD/CME credit to this module

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