European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Complexities of managing heart failure

10' education - Mar. 16, 2018 - EPCCS 2018, Barcelona, Spain - Dr. Clare Taylor, Dr. Nuria Farré and Dr. Frans Rutten

EPCCS 2018 Management of heart failure is complex, as it often concerns elderly patients who have comorbidities. Good cooperation between primary and secondary care can benefit these patients.

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  • Challenging consequences of a growing heart failure population 0:19
  • Survival expectations for heart failure patients 2:12
  • Heart failure comes in various forms: diagnosing different HF types 3:03
  • What are treatment options and what is important in management of HF patients? 4:00
  • How to establish a heart failure diagnosis 6:06
  • Ingredients of effective cooperative care between primary and secondary care 8:36

Educational information

This video was recorded during the two-day EPCCS CV Summit and aims to give an impression of the presentations given by dr. Farré and dr. Angel Munoz, and the following discussion.


Dr. Clare Taylor - is part-time General Practitionar and NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer. Heart failure is her main research interest, along with anticoagulation and atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Nuria Farré - Non-invasive Cardiology Consultant. Heart Failure Unit at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Hospital del Mar- Parc de Salut MAR.

Dr. Frans Rutten - Assistant professor at Department of General Practice of Julius Center, UMC Utrecht. His main interest is in cardiac diseases, especially heart failure. The domain is mainly primary care, and the focus diagnostic and prognostic research.


This recording was independently developed under auspices of EPCCS. The views expressed in this recording are those of the individual presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of EPCCS. No funding was obtained for the recording of this video.

The information and data provided in this program were updated and correct at the time of the program development, but may be subject to change.

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