Instance: 2015/2016 - 1S
Cycles of Study/Courses
Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
Teaching - Hours
|Theoretical and practical :
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.
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
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 with final exam
Calculation formula of final grade
Evaluation will be performed by interview by two tutors.