Go to:
Esta página em português Ajuda Autenticar-se
Você está em: Start » PDCCV_32

Esqueceu-se da senha?

Heart failure

Code: PDCCV_32     Acronym: PDCCV_32

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2015/2016 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
Course/CS Responsible: Doctoral Programm in Cardiovascular Sciences

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDCCV 9 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 4 18 108

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Paulo Miguel Bettencourt Sardinha Pontes Fernando

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 0,43
Theoretical and practical : 0,43
Tutorial Supervision: 0,43
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 0,43
Paulo Miguel Bettencourt Sardinha Pontes Fernando 0,43
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 0,43
Paulo Miguel Bettencourt Sardinha Pontes Fernando 0,43
Tutorial Supervision Totals 8 3,44
Paulo Miguel Bettencourt Sardinha Pontes Fernando 3,44

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Acquire knowledge of epidemiology of heart failure (HF); and design a treatment program for patients with HF.

Learning outcomes and competences

The Heart Failure (HF) course is intended to the students to know on HF basic epidemiology, to be able to perform HF diagnosis and understand it´s physiopathology. We expect that students will be able to perform a therapeutic strategy to HF patient according it´s characteristics.

Working method



Epidemiology and diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF)

HF diagnosis – role of cardiac imaging

HF pathophysiology and mechanisms

HF therapy: pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapy. Devices

Comorbidities in HF

Therapeutic strategies and prognosis

Mandatory literature

Deedwania, P. C., & Lardizabal, J. A. ; Atrial fibrillation in heart failure: a comprehensive review. , The American journal of medicine, 123(3), 198-204, 2010
Angermann, C. E. ; Comorbidities in heart failure: a key issue. , European Journal of Heart Failure Supplements, 8(S1), i5-i10., 2009
Kirkpatrick, J. N., Vannan, M. A., Narula, J., & Lang, R. M. ; Echocardiography in heart failure: applications, utility, and new horizons. , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 50(5), 381-396., 2007
Shah, A. M., & Mann, D. L. ; In search of new therapeutic targets and strategies for heart failure: recent advances in basic science. , The Lancet, 378(9792), 704-712, 2011
Braunwald, E. ; Heart Failure. , JACC Heart Failure, 1(1):1-20, 2013

Teaching methods and learning activities

Main sessions, interactive sessions with students and sessions in Heart Failure Clinic.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Prova oral 100,00
Total: 100,00

Calculation formula of final grade

Evaluation will be performed by interview by two tutors.
Recommend this page Top
Copyright 1996-2019 © Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto  I Terms and Conditions  I Acessibility  I Index A-Z  I Guest Book
Page created on: 2019-03-20 at 20:00:29