1,800 Seconds™ in Guideline-Driven Management of Chronic Heart Failure

Released On
September 30, 2019

Expires On
September 30, 2020

Media Type

Completion Time
45 minutes

Cardiology, Primary Care

Heart Failure

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This activity is jointly provided by Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Catamount Medical Education..


Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, internists, primary care physicians, hospitalists, intensivists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses and other healthcare professionals who actively manage patients with heart failure (HF).

Program Overview

This enduring activity, designed to provide a practical overview of current trends in treatment for chronic HF, has an educational goal to improve therapeutic decision making regarding the care for patients with chronic HF with the goal of reducing rehospitalizations and improving overall patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology of HF
  • Describe clinical data on recently available pharmacologic therapies for chronic HF
  • Apply current guidelines and other evidence to support patient selection for recently available HF therapies



David DeNofrio, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.

Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program
Director, Inpatient Cardiomyopathy Center
Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Catamount Medical Education. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, all CME activity speakers and planners have disclosed all relevant commercial financial relationships received within the past twelve months. This activity’s disclosures have been reviewed and all identified conflicts of interest, if applicable, have been resolved.

The following individuals involved in the development of this activity have indicated they have relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CE activity:

David DeNofrio, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., no relevant financial relationships reported

Planners and Independent Reviewers

Maria Sullivan, CME Director, Brown University: no relevant financial relationships reported

Susan Denner MD, MS, Medical Director, Catamount Medical Education: no relevant financial relationships reported

Melissa Jozefiak, Project Manager, Catamount Medical Education: no relevant financial relationships reported

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The Warren Alpert Medical School Office of CME requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

For example,
During this lecture, Dr. DeNofrio may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the period that the activity is available for credit, participants must:

  1. Read the CME information
  2. Complete the pre-test
  3. View the entire video
  4. Complete the post-test and the evaluation form

A score of at least 3 out of 4 questions correct must be achieved on the post-test to successfully complete the activity. If you do not receive a passing score, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the post-test. You may retake the post-test until successful. Following the post-test and evaluation form your certificate will be made available immediately. Click on the button labeled “Submit Answers and Get Certificate” in order to have your CME certificate emailed to you for your records.

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