This session will address the management of out-patients with advance heart failure who who are not eligible for advanced therapies. Pharmacologic and other approaches to care will be discussed.
1. The participate will describe a step-by-step approach to diuretic escalation in a patient with advanced heart failure who demonstrates fluid retention and diuretic resistance.
2. The participate will be able to list 3 or more non-pharmacologic interventions for the management of patients with advanced heart failure.
3. The participant will identify high risk parameters which would prompt a referral to hospice in a patient with advanced heart failure, ineligible for surgical interventions.