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Advanced Heart Failure Course

Learn and grow your knowledge about heart transplantation and LVAD therapy.

Designed for expert development in advanced heart failure.

Endorsed by British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) and British Cardiovascular Society (BCS). Supported by Harefield Hospital. Joint sessions with The Heart Failure Association(HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Scholarships funded by Abbott.

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The course

Through a combination of lectures delivered by national and international experts and exposure to real cases within the clinics, wards and catheter labs of a busy heart transplant unit, this course will train delegates in the recognition and management of patients with advanced heart failure.

Delegates will understand which patients to refer for heart transplant and when.

By the end of the course attendees will be familiar with heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

Who this course is for

The course is for trainee or postgraduate doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health care professionals with an interest in heart failure.

What you will learn

You will acquire the knowledge, skills, and professional competencies needed to be familiar with heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support therapy.

How you will learn

The course structure is designed to deliver learning through a combination of lecture series and an observership at Harefield Hospital Heart Transplant Unit.

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We are driven by values

We believe in sharing what we know so that what we teach can help patients everywhere.

About us

The Advanced Heart Failure course is the first of its kind in Europe. The course is run by the transplant team at Harefield Hospital. The Heart and Lung Transplant Unit, based at Harefield Hospital, is the UK’s largest and most experienced centre for heart and lung transplants.

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub carried out Harefield’s first heart transplant on 8th September 1973. Since then, the transplant unit has performed more than 2,500 heart transplant operations with the best long-term survival rates in the UK for patients who have had a heart or lung transplant. The unit has one of the UK’s largest ventricular assist device (LVAD) services.

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Please complete the form to register your interest to join The Advanced Heart Failure Course.

The next online lecture series is coming soon…

Once we receive your registration, we will email you to confirm your place and to explain the next steps.

The course is available as one of two options:

I. Lecture series only • 3 days (Fri/Sat/Sun) • £400

II. Full course * (lecture series + 3 week observership) • Price to be agreed on enquiry. The observership is subject to availability.

* Fees are non-profit and go towards running the course and cardiovascular research.