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Dr. Michael A. Mathier reviews how to identify risk factors for CHF, discusses treatment options for CHF and describes emerging management strategies for CHF.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify risk factors for CHF
  • Discuss treatment options for CHF
  • Describe emerging management strategies for CHF

Reading Resources:

  1. Palmer B, Lampert B, Mathier MA. Management of Right Ventricular Failure in Pulmonary Hypertension (and After LVAD Implantation). Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2013 Oct;15(5):533-43.
  2. Wong TC, Piehler KM, Zareba KM, Lin K, Phrampus A, Patel A, Moon JC, Ugander M, Valeti U, Holtz JE, Fu B, Chang CC, Mathier M, Kellman P, Butler J, Gheorghiade M, Schelbert EB Myocardial damage detected by late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance is associated with subsequent hospitalization for heart failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Nov 18;2(6).
  3. Mathier MA.Pulmonary hypertension owing to left heart disease. Clin Chest Med. 2013 Dec;34(4):683-94.


Dr. Michael A. Mathier has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services 

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.75) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/6/2015 | Last Modified On: 1/6/2015 | Expires: 1/6/2016

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