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Chronic Heart Failure: Getting from Here to There

Marrick Kukin, MD, a congestive heart failure expert and Director of the Heart Failure Program at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, presents on chronic heart failure treatment and its challenges, therapeutic techniques for reducing congestion and fluid, goals for the heart failure patient, and how physicians can teach their patients to partner with them on their care to produce optimal long term outcomes.

Target Audience  

Primary care physicians and cardiologists who wish to learn more about managing the chronic heart failure patient.

Objectives  

• To understand cardiorenal syndrome and the inter-relationship between the heart and the kidney in chronic heart failure.
• To review congestion in heart failure and new strategies to diurese the patient.
• To discuss hyponatremia and heart failure and the use of vasopressin antagonists.
• To discuss the problem of heart failure READMISSION and strategies being employed at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt to address this problem.

Accreditation Statement  

Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals designate this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure  

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose:

Marrick Kukin, MD

If you have any questions regarding this CME activity, please contact Kiersten Smith-Gaston by phone at 212-420-4713 or email at ksgaston@chpnet.org

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Marrick Kukin, MD

Marrick Kukin, MD Marrick Kukin, MD, is an attending cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals and the Director of its Heart Failure Program
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