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Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd has provided OmniaMed Communications Ltd with an arm’s length sponsorship towards the development of the British Journal of Cardiology Masterclasses in Heart Failure.

Masterclass: Heart failure in primary care

4 January 2024
Available for 1 CPD point(s)


Watch Ahmet Fuat and Maggie Simpson discuss the recent guidelines for the diagnosis, classification and management of heart failure, including a discussion on the phenotypic subtypes and applicable updated treatment strategies that can help manage your patients with heart failure.


Professor Ahmet Fuat GP with special interest in cardiology, Darlington, and Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology, Durham University
Maggie Simpson Cardiology Advanced Nurse Practitioner — Heart failure,  NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Learning objectives

    • Prevalence and burden of heart failure

    • Definition and diagnostic criteria for different classes of heart failure 

    • Recommendations for primary prevention of heart failure

    • Causes and symptoms of heart failure

    • Classification of heart failure according to symptoms
    • Management and treatment strategies for heart failure
    • Guidelines and QOF for follow up of treatment


    Learning module instructions

    This BJC TV Learning module has a recommended award of 1 CPD credit for completion (1 hour of learning).
    Completion requires a score of at least 80%. If less time is spent learning, then you should claim a reduced credit value.
    After you have successfully completed the test you will be able to download your certificate.


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