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Making Gains in HFpEF: An Appraisal of Where We Are Now

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Making Gains in HFpEF: An Appraisal of Where We Are Now
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In this symposium, we focus on the management of HFpEF and hear from an esteemed faculty on the totality of evidence that places SGLT-2 inhibitors as the only drug class to significantly improve mortality and morbidity in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction >40%. In addition to hearing about the data which led to changes in the recent ACC guidelines, we’ll also explore the impact of clinical inertia and the remaining challenges in HFpEF management.


This symposium is part of Heart Failure Online 2022, a world-class virtual event dedicated to the latest heart failure treatment strategies to support better patient outcomes.

Support Statement

This symposium is supported by an educational grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim & Lilly Alliance. The scientific programme has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


It is not intended for US or UK based healthcare professionals.

Target Audience

  • Heart Failure Specialists
  • General Cardiologists
  • General Practitioners (GPs)
  • Nurses, Pharmacists, and other Allied Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon participation in this programme physicians will be able to:

  • Identify HFpEF patients who may benefit from being initiated on an SGLT-2 inhibitor
  • Recall current inertia rates amongst prescribers who manage heart failure
  • Adopt effective treatment strategies for HFpEF patients early in the disease course
  • Recall current guideline directed medical therapy options in HFpEF
  • Review clinical, real world and quality of life evidence for the use of SGLT-2 inhibitors in HFpEF





Presentation & Discussion Patient Case: Typical Patient with HFpEF 15 mins Shelley Zieroth (Manitoba, CA)
Presentation & Discussion SGLT-2 Inhibitors in HFpEF: Totality of Evidence in a Nutshell 15 mins Javed Butler (Texas, US)
Presentation & Discussion Early Initiation of Foundational Therapy in HF: Why The Urgency? 15 mins Carolyn Lam (Singapore, SG)
Presentation & Discussion.

Patient Case: Typical Patient with HFpEF

Duration: 15 mins

Speakers: Shelley Zieroth (Manitoba, CA)

Presentation & Discussion.

SGLT-2 Inhibitors in HFpEF: Totality of Evidence in a Nutshell

Duration: 15 mins

Speakers: Javed Butler (Texas, US)

Presentation & Discussion.

Early Initiation of Foundational Therapy in HF: Why The Urgency?

Duration: 15 mins

Speakers: Carolyn Lam (Singapore, SG)


Shelley Zieroth

St Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, CA

Dr Shelley Zieroth is Professor at the College of Medicine, Max Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, as well as Director of the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinics at St Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Carolyn Lam

National Heart Centre Singapore Duke-NUS, Singapore

Prof Carolyn Lam is a Senior Consultant at the Department of Cardiology and Director of Women's Heart Health at the National Heart Centre Singapore, having pioneered the first Women’s Heart Clinic in Singapore.

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Javed Butler

University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, US

Dr Javed Butler is President, Baylor Scott and White Research Institute, Senior Vice President for the Baylor Scott and White Health and Professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi, US.

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