Heart failure module 4: device therapy and other management

Released7 May 2020     Expires: 07 May 2022      Programme: Heart failure 1.5 CPD/CME credits

Sponsorship Statement: Vifor Pharma UK has provided an unrestricted grant to fund this activity and has not had any input into any aspect of this learning resource.

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.

Module first published: 23 September 2014
Revised module released: 01 November 2017
2nd revision released: 07 May 2020

Learning objectives

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

  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy – how it works and which patients are suitable for this treatment
  • Other device therapies including implantable cardiac defibrillators
  • 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
Professor 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

Module revised in 2017 and 2020 by Dr Joe Cuthbert, Clinical Research Fellow, Hull York Medical School, in association with Professor Andrew Clark


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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