Virtual Symposium (Expired): Handling the Challenging Cases: Identifying and Managing Hyponatremia in Heart Failure Patients

This activity will address the diagnosis and management of hyponatremia in HF patients by incorporating patient case examples into didactic presentations. Expert faculty will outline the major underlying causes of hyponatremia in HF patients, the 2013 EPR guidelines and differential algorithms for diagnosis, the safety and efficacy of current treatment options, and the complexities of HF to take into consideration when individualizing treatment. Multidisciplinary consultation will also be addressed to demonstrate the benefits of different perspectives in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients. Expert faculty will engage learners on these topics through a case-based format and stimulate practical clinical problem solving through a series of questions pertaining to the case. Finally, experts will provide clinicians with the ability to integrate diagnostic strategies into clinical practice and select treatment options for HF patients with hyponatremia in order to optimize patient outcomes.

Welcome and Introductions; Causes of Hyponatremia

Faculty: Michael Emmett, MD, MACP

Implications of Hyponatremia

Faculty: Stephen Gottlieb, MD

Case Discussion and Audience Q&A

Presenter: All Faculty