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February 10-16, 2019 is Heart Failure Awareness Week! To increase national awareness about the severity of this disease, HFSA declared through the US Senate in 2001 the week of Valentine’s Day as National Heart Failure Awareness Week. HFSA is asking the public to take action by supporting the society’s efforts to promote heart failure awareness, patient education, and heart failure prevention.

“Do Your Part, Know Your Heart” Campaign

The Do Your Part, Know Your Heart campaign is a community-focused heart failure awareness initiative that encourages individuals to take an active role in maintaining their heart health. The campaign aims to promote self-health awareness by encouraging regular checkups, educating about the signs and symptoms of heart failure, providing information on diet and exercise, and stressing the importance of regular screenings. Do Your Part, Know Your Heart seeks to make living with heart failure less of a challenge, and arms patients with the information and resources they need to take control of their heart health.

Patient Resources
FACES Infographics ( Patient Version / Provider Version)
Learn About Heart Failure
Patient Tools (e.g. Education Modules, Patient App)
Patient Resources
Patient Webinar Series
Risk Assessment Toolkit (Patient Version / Provider Version)

#HFWeek2019 Events

Sunday, February 10, 2019

HFSA #HFWeek2019 PostSpeaker Campaign

HFSA #HFWeek2018 PostSpeaker Campaign

Spread awareness to heart failure patients and their families about the Heart Failure Society of America’s tools and educational resources. Become a promoter of Heart Failure Awareness Week at PostSpeaker, and automatically share our content on your social media. With your help we can reach more people!

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications - Live Presentation

HFSA & Mended Hearts Live Patient and Caregiver Presentation

1:00 PM  | Brewster, NY | Registration is not required.

The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of the medications used to treat heart failure.  Topics that will be covered include the concept of ejection fraction, medication differences, controlling symptoms, side effects of medications, the importance of medication adherence and tools to help manage multiple medications.

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications
Mended Hearts of Putnam County
February 10, 2019 | 1:00 PM
Location: Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester & Putnam, 979 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509
Speaker: Kathy Galvin ANP-C, CHFN
Contact: Mended Hearts – Putnam County

This presentation is part of HFSA’s community patient education initiative and is provided through a collaboration with Mended Hearts.

Monday, February 11, 2019

HFSA Twitter Takeover

HFSA Twitter Takeover

Follow @HFSA on Twitter for a series of heart failure awareness tweets over the course of 24 hour!

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications - Live Presentation

HFSA & Mended Hearts Live Patient and Caregiver Presentation

1:30 PM  | Dover, DE | Registration is not required.

The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of the medications used to treat heart failure.  Topics that will be covered include the concept of ejection fraction, medication differences, controlling symptoms, side effects of medications, the importance of medication adherence and tools to help manage multiple medications.

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications
Mended Hearts of Central Delaware
February 11, 2019
1:30 PM
Location: 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE 19904
Rooms: 10-11
Speaker: Sourin Banerji, MD
Contact: Mended Hearts – Dover DE Chapter

This presentation is part of HFSA’s community patient education initiative and is provided through a collaboration with Mended Hearts.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications - Free Webinar

HFSA Patient and Caregiver Webinar – Free!

12:00 PM EST | Nationwide

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications
February 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Speaker: Lisa Jennings, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, FHFSA
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The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of the medications used to treat heart failure.  Topics that will be covered include the concept of ejection fraction, medication differences, controlling symptoms, side effects of medications, the importance of medication adherence and tools to help manage multiple medications.

Lisa Jennings, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, FHFSA

Speaker Bio – Lisa Jennings, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, FHFSA:
Lisa has 28 years of experience in the field of cardiology with a focus in heart failure and heart transplant. Lisa is very passionate about the field of heart failure and the care of those patients across the continuum of their disease process. She is a 2009 graduate of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at University of Southern Indiana. She is board certified as an acute care NP, Cardiovascular NP, with additional certifications is adult cardiac medicine, critical care, and heart failure.

Lisa is a member of Heart Failure Society of America and serves on the HFSA nursing committee, and is a fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America.  She also was deemed one of their emerging leaders in the heart failure field and attended a leadership conference in May 2017. She teaches the heart failure section of the Saint Luke’s Advanced Practice Fellowship program. She has presented cardiology and heart failure programs at the local, state, and national level to numerous different audiences from nurses, nurse practitioners, resident and fellows in training, and physicians.

Lisa currently works as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants at Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri and serves as the lead heart failure APP.  She provides care in heart failure clinics and rounds on the inpatient advance heart failure and heart transplant service.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Heart Failure Awareness Week Twitter Chat - #HFChat2019

Heart Failure Awareness Week Twitter Chat – #HFChat2019

12:00 PM EST | Twitter | Follow hashtag #HFChat2019

Join HFSA and other HF focused organizations on Twitter for a lively discussion on heart failure.  The purpose of the chat is to provide healthcare providers and heart failure patients with an overview on the status of heart failure and to discuss ways to improve quality of care and expand heart failure awareness.

Missed #HFChat2019? View the completed transcript here

Heart Failure: Moods in HF and Caregiver Challenges - Live Presentation

HFSA & Mended Hearts Live Patient and Caregiver Presentation

1:00 PM | St. Petersburg, FL | Registration is not required.

The presentation will provide an overview of the testing involved in diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. Participants will learn about the various types of testing in heart failure including echocardiogram, stress testing, coronary angiography, exercise tests, blood tests and more. The advanced therapies available to heart failure patients will be discussed including Ventricular Assist Devices, Mechanical Circulatory Support and heart transplants. When considering advanced therapies, participants will learn how best to evaluate the therapy options and timing for treatment.

Heart Failure: Diagnostic Testing and Advanced Therapies
Mended Hearts of St. Petersburg Florida
February 13, 2019
1:00 PM
Location: Bayfront Health – Biscayne Room, 701 6th Street South, St Petersburg, FL  33701
Speaker: Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, RN, ACNP, MCH, FAANP, FHFSA
Contact: Mended Hearts – St. Petersburg Florida 

Speaker Bio – Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, MCH, FAANP, FHFSA: 

Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, MCH, FAANP, FHFSA

Dr. Ponrathi Athilingam is a Tenured, Associate Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. She is an acute care nurse practitioner who shares her expertise with her students and the community in which she lives.

Dr. Athilingam’s research is focused on auditory cognitive training and technology-based interventions for patients with heart failure to improve self-care practices, quality of life, and thus reduce hospital readmission rates. As a PI, she had received funding from Florida High-Tech Corridor, The CS Draper Laboratory, and National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps and designed a Mobile phone application called “Heart Mapp” to improve self-care of patients with heart failure at home. Currently, she received funding from National Institute of Health (NINR) small business innovation research (SBIR) grant to test HeartMapp with cognitive training as a device ready for commercialization. She is a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) and Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner (FAANP)

This presentation is part of HFSA’s community patient education initiative and is provided through a collaboration with Mended Hearts.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Managing Heart Failure & Diabetes - Free Webinar

HFSA Patient and Caregiver Webinar – Free!

12:00 PM EST | Nationwide

Managing Heart Failure & Diabetes
February 14, 2019
12:00 PM EST
Speaker: Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, MCH, FAANP, FHFSA
REGISTER NOW!

The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion the relationship between heart failure and diabetes.  Topics that will be covered include self-care, management and treatment of the patient with heart failure and diabetes. A Q&A period will follow the presentation.

Speaker Bio – Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, MCH, FAANP, FHFSA: 

Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, MCH, FAANP, FHFSA

Dr. Ponrathi Athilingam is a Tenured, Associate Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. She is an acute care nurse practitioner who shares her expertise with her students and the community in which she lives.

Dr. Athilingam’s research is focused on auditory cognitive training and technology-based interventions for patients with heart failure to improve self-care practices, quality of life, and thus reduce hospital readmission rates. As a PI, she had received funding from Florida High-Tech Corridor, The CS Draper Laboratory, and National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps and designed a Mobile phone application called “Heart Mapp” to improve self-care of patients with heart failure at home. Currently, she received funding from National Institute of Health (NINR) small business innovation research (SBIR) grant to test HeartMapp with cognitive training as a device ready for commercialization. She is a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) and Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner (FAANP)

Friday, February 15, 2019

HFSA & XpertDox Collaboration Announcement

HFSA & XpertDox Collaboration Announcement

HFSA and XpertDox announcing their partnership to leverage the XpertDox product, XpertTrialTM, a clinical trial search and engagement platform. The XpertTrial platform will provide patients and providers with the most up-to-date information regarding actively-recruiting, U.S.-based heart failure related clinical trials.

Plan a Heart Failure Awareness Event

The Heart Failure Society of America has produced an updated turnkey kit and supplemental materials to assist professionals in planning events related to heart failure either during National Heart Failure Awareness Week or at other times during the year.

HFSA gratefully acknowledges AstraZeneca, Cytokinetics and Novartis for their sponsorship of the 2019 Heart Failure Awareness Week activities.

 

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