Heart Failure

Last Reviewed: August 21, 2017

What You’ll Learn

  1. Define the prevalence and burden of heart failure on patients, families, and the health care system
  2. Recognize and anticipate the disease trajectory of heart failure and its impact on prognosis and treatment
  3. Identify and address the sources of suffering for patients and families dealing with heart failure

What You’ll Earn

CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:

Case Management: 1.00 CE
Licensed Professional Counselors: 1.00 CE
Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC
Nursing: 1.00 CNE
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)

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Tools & Resources

PHQ-4: Validated Screening Tool for Anxiety and Depression

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Brief (4-question) screening tool for anxiety and depression.


Decision Memo for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) (CAG-00157N)

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

CMS guidance on eligibility for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs).


Decision Memo for Ventricular Assist Devices for Bridge-to-Transplant and Destination Therapy (CAG-00432R)

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

CMS guidance on patient eligibility for Ventricular Assist Devices.


Adult Heart Transplant- Indications and Outcomes

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Indications for heart transplant and performing a pre-transplant evaluation using validated tools. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 2014.


Help for Heart Failure Caregivers

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Resources for family and other caregivers of people living with heart failure, including helpful information and online support groups. Created by the American Heart Association.


Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.

Lolita Melhado, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC. Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care, Gulf Coast Medical Center - Lee Memorial Health System.

Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President, Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.

Nathan Goldstein, MD. Associate Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Associate Professor, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Megan E. Rau, MD. Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Contact information: For technical questions about online activity or continuing education credits, contact membership@capc.org or 212-201-2674.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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