Physician WSPF: Physiology & Management of Heart Failure in the ICU

Join us for the next Physician World Shared Practice Forum on January 27th, 2015. 

In this video, Dr. Steven Schwartz, Chief of the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, will discuss the topic of the management of acute and chronic heart failure in the ICU.





Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the mechanism of normal cardiac function and the response of the failing heart through the pressure-volume loop
  • Understand the implications of heart rate and ventricular-ventricular interactions in the failing heart
  • Discuss one physician's approach to treating children with heart failure, taking into account diuretics, beta-agonists, and inotropes
  • Consider the use of positive pressure in heart failure, as well as the mechanical support options available for children for whom medications don't cause improvement

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Date & Time: 
01/27/2015 - 12:00 to 13:00