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Heart failure: clinical review

Heart failure: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


February 4, 2015


February 4, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of heart failure. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying typical signs such as tachycardia, hypotension, and ankle and sacral oedema.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Recognise the risk factors and symptoms of heart failure
  • Describe the stages and treatment options
  • Develop a referral pathway for heart failure patients
  • Readers' comments

    `Brilliant tutorial, easy to follow.'

    `Excellent summary of current diagnosis and management of HF.’

    `Overall excellent as are most MIMS modules.’


    Activity author
    Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan
    Cardiology specialist registrar in electrophysiology and honorary research fellow
    University Hospital South Manchester and University of Manchester

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required