Matters of the Heart: Filling the Gaps in Heart Failure Treatment

New Orleans, LA US
December 2, 2021

It is an ongoing challenge for healthcare system and patients regarding high cost of patients with heart failure. These patients also have a high rate of morbidity, mortality, hospitalization, and re-hospitalization. Based on the pathophysiology of the HF, management is very different. Past studies have excluded patients with HFpEF since majority of trials shows no benefit, however, there has been an increased in the number of patients diagnosed with HFpEF. It is imperative that pharmacists keep up with updates guidelines, and investigational drugs to be able to manage these patients appropriately. This CE will go over recent guideline updates, and investigation drugs for the management of HFpEF and HFrEF.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Explain the prevalence of heart failure and the difference between heart failure with preserved or reduced ejection fraction (HFpEF or HFrEF)
  2. Examine the current recommendations for guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) for the treatment HFrEF, including emerging therapies
  3. Identify current treatment and management of HFpEF
  4. Summarize clinical trials of emerging therapies in the management of HFpEF

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Recognize current treatments and management of HFrEF and HFpEF
  2. Recognize doses of selected medication in the management of heart failure
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/02/2021 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
12/02/2021 - 1:00pm CST
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
United States
  • Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
  • The speaker will discuss off-label and investigative use of drugs.
Planning committee members
Stephanie Hymel, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Ochsner Medical Center
Marissa Janusek, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Ochsner Medical Center
Aminat Tijani, PharmD
PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident
Ochsner Medical Center



Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Ochsner Medical Center. Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statement:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-284-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-284-L01-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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