• Date:
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.5
  • Type: In-Person, Virtual

Moderator: Michael W. Rich, MD, AGSF 
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is predominantly a disease of older adults and normative aging is considered a contributing factor to its development. It is also the most common form of heart failure in older adults, accounting for up to two-thirds of symptomatic heart failure in this age group. The management of HFpEF can be challenging in older adults due to co-existing complex multimorbidity, polypharmacy and the socioeconomic burdens of aging. As a result, HFpEF is increasingly recognized as a geriatric syndrome and its management requires a multi-dimensional approach to care. Therefore, it is essential that clinicians caring for older adults have a clear understanding of the diagnosis and management of HFpEF in order to optimize the care of their patients in the clinic or the hospital setting. Learning Objectives: (1) review the epidemiology, diagnosis and pathophysiology of HFpEF; (2) recognize that HFpEF as a geriatric syndrome requiring multi-dimensional care; (3) discuss the state of the science for pharmacologic intervention for HFpEF, and available resources for non-pharmacologic interventions focusing on physical rehabilitation for HFpEF as a tool for optimizing quality of life; and (4) acknowledge disparities and inequities in access to care for HFpEF and utilize strategies to resolve these issues. 

Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Diagnosis 
Michael W. Rich, MD, AGSF 

Pharmacologic Management of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction 
Parag Goyal, MD, MSc 

Non-Pharmacologic Management of HFpEF: The Case for Physical Rehabilitation 
Amy M. Pastva, PT, MA, PhD 

Disparities and Inequities in Access to Care and Outcomes for HFpEF
Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA 

Panel Discussion