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Heart failure (HF) affects 6.2 million people in the United States, with 1 million new cases occurring annually and a resultant 1 million hospitalizations, which translates into an annual estimated cost of over $30 billion dollars. Mortality with this condition is high, approximately 50% at five years. Implementation of the advances in management of heart failure have the potential to improve patients' quality of life, reduce the need for hospitalizations, reduce total medical costs, and prolong survival. This lecture will review the current evidence-based, guideline-recommended diagnosis and management of heart failure. You will learn the essential roles of evidence-based heart failure medications, device therapy, patient education, and disease management.


Until the advent of the COMPASS trial, secondary prevention in patients with peripheral artery disease consisted of either aspirin or clopidogrel monotherapy. A new era is emerging in which, by adding low-dose DOACs to low-dose aspirin, medical therapy may reduce the need for major vascular surgery or endovascular procedures. In this Video Webcast, the faculty will discuss the latest evidence, indications, and guideline-based utilization of dual antiplatelet therapy. In addition to an in-depth look at PAD therapy, participants in this session will receive insights on the latest in secondary prevention options for ESUS and a review of proper dosing for long-term anticoagulation to prevent recurrent events in patients with venous thromboembolic disease.