Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure Management

Yasmine S. Ali, MD

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September 11, 2019

Heart failure, a complex syndrome, develops when the heart, through a detectable or undetectable abnormality of cardiac function, either fails to pump blood at a rate commensurate with the requirements of the metabolizing tissues or is able to do so only with an elevated diastolic filling pressure. Although heart failure can occur at any age, it is most prevalent in elderly patients (ie, age ≥ 65 years) and is often complicated by comorbid factors and other disease processes.

Heart failure is considered a global pandemic—one that is estimated to affect 26 million people worldwide. Over the past decade, the heart failure pandemic prompted evidence-based diagnostic and treatment guideline updates by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/American Heart Association (AHA), the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Are you familiar with current heart failure treatment guidelines? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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