Challenges of Treating Patients with Advanced Heart Failure

Ames, IA US
May 21, 2014

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Professional Practice Gap

Heart failure readmission rates and heart failure mortality.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss current strategies on heart failure in the U.S.
  2. Recognize the importance of early detection, aggressive treatment and close monitoring.
  3. Understand scoring systems for advanced heart failure.
  4. Discuss current state of heart failure therapies.
  5. Understand management of heart failure with preserved LV Systolic Function.
  6. Understand when a discussion of palliative care is appropriate.



William Wickemeyer, MD
Cardiology, Iowa Heart Center



Dr. Wickemeyer has nothing to disclose regarding financial relationships with any commercial entities, commercial companies providing support for this program, or any commercial manufacturers of products and/ or the providers of services discussed in this presentation.

CME Committee

  • Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
  • No members of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Dr. Burrough, have any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/21/2014 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/21/2014 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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