Although heart failure contributes to millions of hospitalizations in the United States each year that significantly impact patient prognosis, treatment is often focused on managing symptoms rather than on optimizing therapy.1,2 In this episode, featuring cardiologist Dr Javed Butler of the University of Mississippi, we will discuss best practices for navigating a heart failure hospitalization, including assessment of the patient’s clinical trajectory and optimization of guideline-directed medical therapy. 


Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
Patrick H. Lehan Professor and Chairman
Professor of Physiology
Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center  


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