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  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Iron deficiency in heart failure is not only common but represents a serious risk factor for poorer outcomes. More and more evidence points to a significant association between iron deficiency and heart failure. In this presentation, A/Prof Ingrid Hopper details the latest understanding of the link between these two conditions including the prevalence of iron deficiency in heart failure, why it occurs and the reasons why it is important to treat. She will also present the recommendations for treatment which are not as straightforward as many people would imagine.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the relationship of heart failure (HF), inflammation and iron deficiency
  • Analyse iron studies pathology results for patients with HF
  • Outline the indications and contraindications for IV Iron administration
  • Plan and safely implement administration of IV iron in a general practice setting
  • Manage complications/side-effects of IV Iron as per protocol

About the Expert

A/Prof Ingrid Hopper

A/Prof Hopper completed her physician training at Alfred Hospital and then a PhD in heart failure therapeutics, specifically medication withdrawal in patients with polypharmacy. She was awarded the Mollie Holman medal for best thesis in the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and was a finalist in the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Health and Medical Research. Her research formed a practice recommendation in the Australian Heart Failure guidelines 2018.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Cardiac Failure, Chronic Inflammation and Iron

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

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    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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