Heart Failure in the Community

AHVC ASM 1 OCT 2016-page-002

Dr Goh Ping Ping’s Slides
Congestive heart failure has long been perceived to be a result of impaired or reduced left ventricular systolic function. However, Heart Failure with Preserved Systolic Function (HFpEF) in which left ventricular ejection fraction is normal or near normal can account for up to half of heart failure hospitalisations. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This lecture reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of this form of heart failure which is more common in women, elderly and hypertensives.

Dr Kenneth Guo
The right heart is often the forgotten chamber. Over the years, there has been numerous medical advances in the treatment of the left heart failure. Short of diuretics and the targeted treatment of the underlying cause, there has been no effective treatment for right heart failure. During the talk, we will go through the clinical presentation, investigations, and treatment of real clinical cases. Causes of right heart failure, such as large atrial septal defect, Eisenmenger’s syndrome and pulmonary hypertension will be discussed. We will also explore the new advances and treatment algorithm in the field of pulmonary hypertension.

Dr Chuang Hsuan-Hung

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