Heart Failure Fellowship

November 24, 2022 / Comments (0)

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Learning objectives:

Enrich each fellow with a portfolio of vital clinical skills, tools for thoughtful decision-making, and a commitment to extend and advance the delivery of care for heart failure. 

Fellow will acquire expert knowledge in the following areas:

  1. Broad preoperative knowledge in evaluating potential heart transplant patients, including those with heart failure, cardiac malignancies, and end-stage ischemic heart disease.
  2. The ability to manage post-transplant patients. Specifics will include prevalent medical concerns, drug-drug interactions, immunosuppressive regimes, and their complications.
  3. Expertise in the evaluation of patients with new onset dilated cardiomyopathy.
  4. Expertise in the diagnosis and management of patients with hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathies.
  5. Broad understanding in the fundamentals, pathophysiology, and management strategies for patients with moderate to severe heart failure. Inotropic medications, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and novel medicines such as endothelin antagonists and aldosterone antagonists will be used.
  6. Understanding and participation in the management of patients with mechanical circulatory support including intra-aortic balloon counter pulsation and the TCI HeartMate left ventricular assist device.
  7. Expertise in the evaluation of transplant rejection and other common findings, such as “quilty B lesions” should be developed.
Target Audience:

Cardiologists

Internists

General Practitioners