Professor Paul Kalra Professor of Cardiology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
Dr Patricia Campbell Consultant Cardiologist and Heart Failure Clinical Lead, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland
- The pathophysiology of HFpEF
- How to diagnose it
- The treatment and evidence base
- What the future holds
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1. You are a practicing physician based in the UK treating a patient with suspected heart failure with an NT-proBNP level of 2081 ng/L. When should this patient be referred for a specialist assessment?CorrectIncorrect
2. What are the challenges of using NT-proBNP as a predictive marker in HFpEF?CorrectIncorrect
3. According to the European Society of Cardiology’s HFA-PEFF diagnostic algorithm, what is the correct order of the four-step assessment?CorrectIncorrect
4. What proportion of all heart failure cases are HFpEF?CorrectIncorrect
1. NICE. Heart failure – chronic. July 2023. Available from: https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/heart-failure-chronic/ – :~:text=People with suspected heart failure,transthoracic echocardiography within 2 weeks. (accessed August 2023)
2. Jasinska-Piadlo A, Campbell P. Heart 2023;109:847–83 https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2022-321097