General Session: The Importance of Timely Referrals for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies

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Provide update on identifying appropriate candidates for referrals for consideration of advanced heart failure therapies and review current data demonstrating under-referrals for specific racial, ethnic and gender populations.


Dr. Prateeti Khazanie, MD

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify patients for whom referral for advanced heart failure therapies is indicated
  • Discuss the use of a 2-step process to triage patients for referral to advanced heart failure center
  • Explain the importance of guarding against implicit bias related to referrals for women and underrepresented ethnic and minority populations

Accreditation Statement
This activity is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure/Conflicts of Interest
The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose unless listed below. Any resulting conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ANCC guidance.

Disclosure of Commercial Support
AAHFN did not receive commercial support from any organizations for this activity.   

Enduring Education Activity
Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
1.0 Contact Hours ANCC