Emerging key role of patients profiling in heart failure patients management
Dr. Francesca Musella
Dr. Brenda Moura
In December´s HFA Cardio Talk, Dr. Francesca Musella interviews Dr. Brenda Moura on the emerging role of patients´profiling in Heart Failure. The podcast starts with an overview of this emerging concept introduced by current HF guidelines, and then addresses the main benefits and practical repercussions of following this approach in clinical practice. In conclusion, the podcast underlies how tailoring HF medications prescription to each patient specific profile and personal tolerability may guide physicians to both HF medications prescription and up-tritation in real world scenarios.
Valvular heart disease in patients with heart failure
Dr. Daniela Tomasoni
Dr. Marianna Adamo
In November’s HFA Cardio Talk, Dr. Daniela Tomasoni interviews Dr.Marianna Adamo on valvular heart disease in heart failure. The podcast starts with an epidemiological overview and then addresses the main pathophysiological mechanisms of valvular heart disease in patients with heart failure. It also discusses current recommendations regarding the treatment of mitral regurgitation. In conclusion, dr. Adamo will guide us through the new available percutaneous devices for the treatment of tricuspid regurgitation.
The changing role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Heart Failure patients
Dr. Jessica Artico
Prof. Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci
In October’s HFA Cardio Talk, Prof Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, interviewed by Dr Jessica Artico, will discuss the enhanced role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Heart Failure Patients and in the new HF guidelines. It will walk us through the advancements of this imaging technique, what can possibly change after the results of recent HF trials, as well as the role of stress CMR and the future perspectives of CMR for a HF specialist.
Lived Experiences of Dyads with a Left Ventricular Assist Device: Lessons Learned for Around the World
Dr. Angela Massouh
Dr. Loreena Hill
In September’s HFA Cardio Talk, Dr. Angela Massouh interviews Dr. Loreena Hill on living with a left ventricular assist device, and lessons learned from around the globe. This podcast addresses the experiences of patients living with a left ventricular assist device and their informal caregivers. It will also highlight clinical aspects of self-care and how international multidisciplinary healthcare providers can do better to assist this vulnerable group.
Gene Editing: Paving the way to end the burden of inherited cardiomyopathies or just a useful research tool?
Dr. Emma Louise Robinson
Aurora, Colorado, U.S
Prof. Luisa Mestroni
Aurora, Colorado, U.S
In July’s HFA Cardio Talk podcast, Dr Emma Robinson interviews Prof Luisa Mestroni, Director of the International Familial Cardiomyopathy Registry and Co-Director of the Molecular Genetics Program of the Cardiovascular Institute in Denver. This podcast discusses current approaches to diagnosis, treatment options and support for patients and families of inherited cardiomyopathy as well as how advances in gene editing have transformed translational research, understanding of disease mechanisms and prospects for clinical care.
HFpEF – The enigma of Heart Failure
Assist. Prof. Markus Wallner
Prof. Rudolf de Boer
Groningen, the Netherlands
This podcast will discuss the most recent developments in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Prof. de Boer, HFA board member and HFpEF expert, is interviewed by Dr. Wallner, chair of the HFA Young Committee, and will walk us through the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of HFpEF and provide tips and tricks for the management of patients with HFpEF.
Insights and prospects from the Heart Failure Congress 2022, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Antonio Cannata
Dr. Mateusz Sokolski,
Dr. Otilia Țica
Prof. Finn Gustafsson
Prof. John Cleland
Prof Theresa McDonagh
Prof. Gianluigi Savarese
Prof Carolyn Lam
Prof. Marco Metra
This podcast will discuss the insights and highlights shared by key-leaders in heart failure during the annual meeting: Heart Failure Congress, held in Madrid, Spain. Prof. Gustafson offers an overview on advanced heart failure therapies and the role of MCS (mechanical circulatory support). Prof Cleland debates when should we attempt revascularisation in heart failure patients. Prof McDonagh shares the updates and changes in the implementation of the HF guidelines in the last year, since their release. Prof Savarese highlights the best scientific statement of this year, the universal definition of Heart Failure. Prof Lam provides key message and trials in HF and also underlines the sex-differences in these patients. Prof Metra discusses the pillars and future perspectives of HF and the importance of education.
Tips and tricks in interpretation of clinical trials
Prof. Petar M. Seferović
Dr. Ivan Milinković
The podcast discusses how major clinical trials changed the perspective on how randomized clinical trials are designed, conducted and interpreted. It gives the insight into major positive and negative aspects of the clinical trials, which results influenced the contemporary heart failure treatment
Implementing the use of HF treatments in clinical practice
Prof. Gianluigi Savaresse
Dr. Otilia Țica
This podcast will discuss the optimal implementation of heart failure therapies: guidelines, and challenges. It tackled how registries support implementation of care and trial design in heart failure. Prof. Gianluigi Savaresse interviewed by Dr Otilia Țica, member of HFA Young committee, will guide us throughout the challenges of implementing optimal therapies in HF and will offer an insight on how registries can help directly improve quality of care.
The SGLT2-inhibitors revolution in Heart Failure. Current indications and future perspectives
Dr. Antonio Cannata
This podcast will discuss the most recent and serendipitous revolution in the field of Heart Failure, the SGLT2-inhibitors, their indications and future perspectives. Prof Rosano, interviewed by Dr Cannata, will drive through the most recent evidence supporting the use of SGLT2-i in patients with heart failure. Let's see whether an apple a day truly keeps the doctor away.
Medical treatment for heart failure. News and controversies from 2021 ESC heart failure Guidelines
Prof. Ewa A. Jankowska
The podcast presents the news and controversies related to 2021 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure. The discussion between co-author of the guidelines and member of HFA Young Committee covers the important clinical aspects of medical treatment of heart failure and co-morbidities taking into account some doubts coming from guidelines and gaps in evidence.