SMi Source Lesson Cardiovascular: Heart Failure

  • SMi Source lesson Cardiovascular: Heart Failure has the following microlearning topics

  • 1. Introduction and Learning Objectives

    2. Overview of Heart Failure (HF)

    3. Classification of Heart Failure: Conventional Classification

    4. Classification of Heart Failure: NYHA Functional Classification

    5. Heart Failure Diagnostic Criteria - Signs and Symptoms

    6. Heart Failure Diagnostic Criteria - Laboratory Tests

    7. Heart Failure Diagnostic Criteria - Imaging

    8. Heart Failure Diagnostic Criteria - Diagnostic Criteria

    9. Knowledge Check: American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association and New York Heart Association Classifications of Heart Disease

    10. Knowledge Check: Echocardiography

    11. Knowledge Check: Testing for Biomarkers of Heart Failure

    12. Epidemiology of HF: Overview

    13. Risk Factors for HF

    14. Knowledge Check: Epidemiological Criteria

    15. AF and HF: Overview

    16. Pathophysiological Cycle

    17. Prognostic Significance of AF in Patients with HF

    18. Knowledge Check: Consequences of Atrial Fibrillation Contributing to Heart Failure

    19. Knowledge Check: The Significance of Atrial Fibrillation on Heart Failure

    20. Therapeutic Considerations: Overview

    21. Other Pharmacologic Therapy

    22. Knowledge Check: Rate and Rhythm Control

    23. Knowledge Check: AV Nodal Ablation vs. Pacemaker Therapy

  • Lesson Cardiovascular: Heart Failure is built from these main references. Log into SMi Source for a complete list and details.

  • King M, Kingery J, Casey B. Diagnosis and Evaluation of Heart Failure. Am Fam Physician. 2012;85(12):1161-1168. 

    Roger VL. Epidemiology of Heart Failure. 2013;113:646-659.