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Educational courses on heart failure

Past and upcoming educational courses

Heart Failure (HF)

 

Exercise Rehabilitation and Long Term Management of Heart Failure Patients

19 September - 21 September 2013 University Hospital, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland

In this course, the most current evidence of the benefit of exercise training in heart failure patients, especially in the context of the long-term management, is summarized and presented with practical advice for assessment of exercise capacity and the application of exercise in different settings.

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Course directors

M. Piepoli (Piacenza, IT)

P. Ponikowski Wroclaw, PL)

J-P Schmid (Bern, CH)

This Training Workshop is a Heart Failure Association Training Programme endorsed by the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.

Scientific programme

Thursday 19 September

12:45 - 13:30

Registration

13:30 - 13:50

Welcome address

Presentation of the two Associations

J.-P. Schmid

M.F.Piepoli, P. Ponikowski

 

Session 1: Acute and post acute setting

Chairperson: U. Corrà

13:50-14:20

State of the Art:

From systolic cardiac dysfunction to heart failure symptoms

P. Ponikowski

14:20-14:40

Case presentation 1

Systolic heart failure, NYHA class III, patient before discharge

V. Sigurdardottir

14:40-15:00

Risk assessment (laboratory, echo parameters, clinical parameters)

M.F.Piepoli

15:00- 15:20

Optimal medical therapy

P. Mohacsi

15:20-15:50

Coffee break

 

 

Session 2: Why and how to offer exercise-based CR to CHF patients

 

15:50-16:10

Aims of cardiac rehabilitation in CHF management

M.F. Piepoli

16:10- 16:30

barriers to CR participation

D. Frizelle

16:30-16:50

Core components and standards of a CR programme

U. Corrà

16:50-17:10

Panel discussion

 

17:10- 17:40

Coffee break

 

 

Session 3: Starting CR: phase I, post acute setting, in-patient CR

Chairperson: M.F. Piepoli

17:40-18:10

Case presentation II

Systolic heart failure, NYHA II to III, in-patient cardiac rehabilitation in teh post acute setting

U. Corrà

18:10-18:30

Functional evaluation before CR (CPET, 6-MWT, other functional tests)

P.G.Agostoni

18:30-18.45

Panel discussion

 

Friday 20 September

 

Session 4: Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation

 

9:00-9:30

State of the Art

Causes of exercise intolerence in chronic heart failure

M.F.Piepoli

9:30-9:50

Physiologic basis of exercise training

M.Wilhelm

9:50-10:10

Endurance training: Low intensity, moderate intensity, high intensity?

J.-P. Schmid

10:10-10:40

Coffee break

 

10:40-11:10

Case presentation III

Systolic heart failure, NYHA II to III, out-patient cardiac rehabilitation

E.Piotrowicz

11:10- 11:30

Live demonstration

Cardiopulmonary exercise stress test

J.-P. Schmid, P.G.Agostoni

11:30- 11:50

How to assess the patient before CR?

U. Corrà

11:50- 12:10

Exercise prescription: How to start and how to progress training?

U. Corrà

12:10- 12:30

Panel discussion

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch

 

 

Session 5: Long term management of heart failure

Chairperson: P.Mohacsi

13:30-13:50

How to assess psychosocial problems in CHF patients?

D.Frizelle

13:50-14:10

How to overcome problems of adherence

S. De Geest

14:10-15:00

How to motivate patients? Crash course in motivational interviewing

D.Frizelle

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

 

 

Session 6:

Exercise training modalities

Chairpersons: M.F.Piepoli

15:30-15:50

Strength training

M. Lamotte

15:50-16:10

Inspiratory muscle training

I. Laoutaris

 

Live demonstrations

J.-P. Schmid, M.Wilhelm, M.F.Piepoli

16.20-16:50

Strength training

 

16:50- 17:20

Endurance training in CHF

 

17:20- 17:50

Mobility and coordination

 

17:50- 18:20

Inspiratory muscle training

 

18:45

Departure for dinner

 

Saturday 21 September

 

Session 7a: Meet the physiotherapists

 

9:00- 10:30

Practical workshop on different training modalities (you ask, we try to answer)

 

 

Session 7b: Heart failure with preserved left ventricular function

 

9:00- 9:30

State of the Art

Heart failure with preserved left ventricular function

P.Seferovic

9:30- 9:50

Case presentation 4

Diastolic heart failure, phase II cardiac rehabilitation

B.Pieske

9:50-10:10

Functional assessment, exercise training in HFPEF

P.G.Agostoni

10:10- 10:30

Exercise training in HFPEF

B.Pieske

10:30- 11:00

Coffee break

 

 

Session 8: Exercise training in patients with devices

Chairpersons: P.G.Agostoni

11:00-11:20

What is special in training with ICD/CRT patients

V.Conraads

11:20-11:40

Training in patients with LVAD

I.Laoutaris

11:40-12:00

Role of monitoring and telemedicine in high risk patients

E. Piotrowicz

12:00-12:30

Summary and Conclusions

J-P. Schmid, M. Piepoli

Target audience

Cardiac rehabilitation physicians, Heart failure specialists, Cardiologists, general practitioners, Physiotherapists and sports scientists, Nurses

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