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Acute heart failure: epidemiology, classification and pathophysiology

This topic is a part of the E-learning programme (ESCeL) on Acute Cardiovascular Care which offers a portfolio of 79 chapters among 11 sections.

This module provides a systematic approach to the assessment and epidemiology of patients presenting with acute heart failure. It examines the clinical background of these patients in relation to large published cohort datasets and the clinical implications these carry for clinicians. In this way it places acute heart failure in context, allowing clinicians to suspect, recognise and treat acute heart failure and its common comorbidities quickly and effectively.

The content provides the learner with a focused and interactive educational experience, written by experts in the field and based on the ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, 2nd edition 2015 by Dimitrios Farmakis, John Parissis, Gerasimos Filippatos

What's inside?

2 courses on:

  • Classification and Epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology

Each course ends with a MCQs test.

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Course Co-ordinators

  • Dr Susanna Price
  • Dr Sofie Gevaert

Course Contributors

  • Resham Baruah
  • Tim Dawes
  • Christopher Allen