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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Heart Failure-Diagnosis

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Heart Failure-Diagnosis

University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
20369
Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Abstract: 

"Heart Failure-Diagnosis" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings. This provider sheet has a companion product--"Heart Failure-Treatment."

Educational objectives: 
Objectives:
1. Identify the major cause of systolic and diastolic heart failure in older adults
2. Explain how the symptoms of heart failure differ from those of normal aging
3. State whether the results of key diagnostic tests for heart failure – echocardiogram and B-type natriuretic peptic – correlate with disease severity and prognosis
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
Yes, I (we) have conflict of interest to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Dr. Beth Malasky. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Heart Failure-Diagnosis. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20369