Don’t Be Fooled: It’s Not Just Anemia, It’s Iron Deficiency

Don’t Be Fooled: It’s Not Just Anemia, It’s Iron Deficiency

Don’t Be Fooled: It’s Not Just Anemia, It’s Iron Deficiency
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Do you know when to think about iron deficiency and how to diagnose and treat this condition in your patients with heart failure?

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    Iron deficiency is a common comorbidity in heart failure, affecting up to 50% of patients. It affects many aspects of everyday living, including exercise capacity, quality of life, and patient outcomes.

    This in-depth discussion will cover iron deficiency in heart failure and explain when patients should be screened and how to best treat those with iron deficiency.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Faculty
    Robert J. Mentz, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Chief, Heart Failure Section
    Duke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC

    Consulting Fees: Vifor Pharma
    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: Vifor Pharma
    Contracted Research: American Regent

    Faculty:
    Piotr Ponikowski, MD, PHD, FESC, FHFA
    Medical University, Centre for Heart Disease
    Clinical Military Hospital
    Wroclaw, Poland

    Consulting Fees: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Berlin Chemie, Cardioerentis, Cibiem, Coridea, Fresenius, Impulse Dynamics, Novartis, Pfizer, Renal Guard Solutions, Servier, Vifor Pharma

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Ben Caref, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Megan Clem has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Stephanie Wenick has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Identify the effects of iron deficiency and its sequelae in patients with heart failure.
    • Select treatment strategies to address iron deficiency in patients with heart failure.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of heart failure specialists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, nephrologists, and all other allied healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of heart failure.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    Global Learning Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider

    Dedicated to the creation and execution of the highest quality, evidence-based continuing medical education (CME) initiatives, we utilize multiple learning opportunities for the primary goal of improving healthcare delivered to patients through sharing of research, knowledge, and clinical practice skills.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Vifor Pharma.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Medtelligence. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Medtelligence you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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