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2018 Patient Webinar Series

Heart Failure: Clinical Trials - A Patient-Centered Tutorial

Heart Failure: Clinical Trials – A Patient-Centered Tutorial
Recorded on: August 23, 2018 1:00pm ‐ August 23, 2018 2:00pm

Description:
The Heart Failure Society of America and Mended Hearts are partnering to bring heart failure education to patients, caregivers and families through a webinar series. This webinar will provide an in-depth discussion on what clinical trials are, why they are important, ways to learn what clinical trials are available, and how to participate in a clinical trial. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Speaker:
Richard Patten, MD
Director, Lahey Health Integrated Heart Failure Network,
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Burlington, MA

Moderator:
Susan Ammon, NP-C, CHFN, FHFSA

This webinar is a partnership between HFSA and Mended Hearts.  The community education program is made possible by support from Amgen and Cytokinetics.

Track Your Heart Health for Free Using HFSA’s Online Tools – Heart Failure Health Storylines

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications
Recorded on: June 14, 2018 12:00pm ‐ June 14, 2018 1:00pm

Description:
Are you confused about how to keep track of your heart health? Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with heart failure or high blood pressure? Then this webinar is for you. In only 20 minutes, our colleague and pharmacist, Zana Toulany, will show you how to manage your heart health online for free using HFSA’s online tool! You will learn why it is important to manage and keep track of certain symptoms and vitals including weight, blood pressure and more.

The Heart Failure Health Storylines website (and app) was created with input from people with heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF) to make it easier for you to manage your heart health. You or your caregiver can track your symptoms, vitals, medications, mood, and more. You can even choose to share your health summary report with your doctor or loved ones.

Here are some of the free health tools to help you manage and monitor your heart health:

  • MEDICATION TRACKER: Track your medications and get reminders to help you take your medications on time.
  • SYMPTOM TRACKER: Track symptoms and side effects to see patterns that you may need to share with your doctor.
  • SYNC A DEVICE: Import data from other health and fitness apps that you use.
  • DAILY MOODS AND JOURNAL: Track and understand your emotions and what might be driving them.

Speaker:
Zana Toulany, R.Ph, Director of Patient Experience at Self Care Catalysts, where she manages digital health tools that empower people to become more active participants in their own care.

Moderator:
Patrice Guzman, Sr. Manager, Programs and Patient Advocacy, HFSA

This webinar is a partnership between HFSA, Mended Hearts and Health Storylines.  HFSA’s Community Education Program is supported through educational grants by Amgen and Cytokinetics.

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications
Recorded on: May 31, 2018 1:00pm ‐ May 31, 2018 2:00pm

Description:
This webinar 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.

Target Audience:
Heart Failure Patients, Caregivers and Family Members

Speaker:
Stephen Rennyson, MD, Medical Director for both Congestive Heart Failure and the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for Stroobants Cardiovascular Center, Centra Health, Lynchburg Virginia

Moderator:
Pamela Brennan, RN, VAD Coordinator, MCS Program at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL

This webinar is a partnership between HFSA and NeedyMeds.  HFSA’s Community Education Program is supported through educational grants by Amgen and Cytokinetics. 

Heart Failure: Activity and Diet

Heart Failure: Activity and Diet
Friday, February 16, 2018 1:00 PM – Friday, February 16, 2018 2:00 PM

Presenter:
Payman Zamani, MD, FHFSA
Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Section
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Webinar Description

Webinar Description:
This webinar will discuss the role of activity and diet in managing heart failure. Participants will learn about heart failure and the body, the benefits of exercise, the risks and consequences of not exercising and how to get started on an exercise plan. Diet is an important factor in managing heart failure and the webinar will discuss adequate nutrition, dietary restrictions, the impact of salt and water, and how to manage your overall diet effectively.

Who Should Attend:
Heart Failure Patients, Caregivers and Family Members.

Speaker Bio – Payman Zamani, MD:
Dr. Payman Zamani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the  Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Section of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Zamani has an active research program focused on understanding the limitations to exercise in heart failure patients and how these can be improved. He is an active member of the HFSA, currently chairing the Early Career/Trainee Committee, serving on the Programming Committee for the annual meeting, and Co-Chairing the HFSA’s “Future Leaders in Heart Failure Symposium.” Dr. Zamani graduated from Dartmouth College and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his general cardiology training at the University of Pennsylvania. He received additional training in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at the University of California, San Diego.

This program is supported through an educational grant by Amgen.

2017 Patient Webinar Series

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications
Recorded on: Nov 2, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Nov 2, 2017 1:00pm

Description:
The webinar 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.

Who Should Attend: Heart Failure Patients, Caregivers and Family Members

Speaker(s):

The Patient Education Webinar Series is provided to patients, caregivers and families through a collaboration between the Heart Failure Society of America and Mended Hearts.

Heart Failure: Moods in HF and Caregiver Challenges

Heart Failure: Moods in HF and Caregiver Challenges
Recorded on: Oct 24, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Oct 24, 2017 2:00pm

Description:
The webinar will discuss the various moods that may affect a heart failure patient, how to recognize mood changes, when to seek help and the treatment options available. The caregiver is an important part of the well-being of the heart failure patient. The webinar will also address the important role a caregiver plays, the challenges and rewards of caregiving, the importance of self-care and finding support when needed.

Who Should Attend: Heart Failure Patients, Caregivers and Family Members

Speaker(s):

The Patient Education Webinar Series is provided to patients, caregivers and families through a collaboration between the Heart Failure Society of America and Mended Hearts.

Heart Failure: Diagnostic Testing and Advanced Therapies

Heart Failure: Diagnostic Testing and Advanced Therapies
Recorded on: Oct 16, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Oct 16, 2017 1:00pm

Description:
The webinar 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.

Who Should Attend: Heart Failure Patients, Caregivers and Family Members

Speaker(s):

The Patient Education Webinar Series is provided to patients, caregivers and families through a collaboration between the Heart Failure Society of America and Mended Hearts.

 

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