The incidence of heart failure continues to grow in the United States. Even in the era of advanced therapies, heart failure continues to have a high mortality rate. This presentation will discuss statistics related to heart failure, risk factors, and heart failure classification systems. A variety of therapies for heart failure will be addressed. Important tips for home infusion for heart failure patients will be included as well as current trends and controversies.
Discuss the incidence, risk factors, and mortality of heart failure.
Discuss the staging and classification systems related to heart failure.
Review current treatment options for all stages of heart failure.
Discuss important interventions when transitioning patients on intravenous inotropes from acute setting to home.
Identify 3 future trends and/or controversies in the care of heart failure patients.