Heart failure module 4: other management including device therapy

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

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 other methods of managing 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 understand:

  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy – how it works, the different device types and which patients are suitable for this treatment
  • The concept of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in heart failure and its treatment
  • The role of ultrafiltration in patients with decompensated heart failure, patient selection, and the potential benefits and complications of the procedure
  • The basics of gene therapy, its potential targets, clinical experience, and vectors and delivery systems


Professor Andrew Clark, Chair in Clinical Cardiology, Hull York Medical School
Prof Martin Cowie, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Kaushik Guha, Clinical Cardiology Research Fellow, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Carl Hayward, Clinical Research Fellow, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Muhammad Muzaffar Mahmood, James Cook University Hospital
Dr Thanh Trung Phan, James Cook University Hospital
Dr Henry Savage, Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Rakesh Sharma, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Andrew Turley, Consultant Cardiologist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Ali Vazir, Consultant Cardiologist, 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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