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Time to reconsider the person with shortness of breath

Navigating type 2 diabetes and heart failure in primary care

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Recorded: Monday, October 11, 2021; broadcast: Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Meet the faculty

  • Alice Cheng

    Dr. Cheng is an Endocrinologist at Trillium Health Partners and Unity Health Toronto and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Read more

  • Lars Rydén (Chair)

    Lars Rydén is Senior Professor of Cardiology at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He is Dr h.c. at Katowice University, Poland, and Honorary Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK and of several European Cardiac Societies. Read more

  • Kevin Saunders

    Dr. Kevin Saunders is a family physician in Winnipeg. He completed his medical training at the University of Manitoba in 1985 and has practiced in Winnipeg since then. Read more

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Full agenda


Welcome and introduction

Case study

A person with diabetes presenting with shortness of breath previously attributed to being out of shape

Heart failure explained

  • Diagnosing heart failure
  • Types of heart failure
  • Epidemiology and disease course

Ask the Expert discussion and Q&A

What does this mean for the identification of heart failure, particularly heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, and its management in primary care?

EMPEROR-Preserved: The lessons learned

  • Overview of results
  • SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with heart failure

Ask the Expert discussion and Q&A

What do the lessons learned mean for the treatment of patients with heart failure, with and without diabetes, in primary care?

Closing comments
Faculty disclosures

Faculty disclosures

Lars Rydén

Advisory board/speaker: Bayer AG, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Eli-Lilly, Novo-Nordisk

Research support: Swedish Heart Lung Foundation, E Persson's Family Foundation, Private Foundations, Stockholm County Council, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Novo-Nordisk

Alice Cheng

Advisory board:  Abbott, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dexcom, Eli Lilly, Insulet, HLS Therapeutics, Janssen, Medtronic, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, Takeda

Speaking honoraria: Abbott, Astra Zeneca, Bausch, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dexcom, Eisai, Eli Lilly, HLS Therapeutics, Insulet, Janssen, Medtronic, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi

Clinical trials:  Applied Therapeutics

Kevin Saunders

Grants/research support: BMS, B.I., Novo, Pfizer, Merck, A.Z., Novartis, Bayer, Sanofi

Speakers bureau/honoraria: Merck, B.I., Purdue, Servier, Amgen, Lilly, md Briefcase, CPD Network, ABPHE, McGill CPD Office, Janssen, Pfizer, Novo, A.Z., Bayer

Consulting fees: Pfizer, Janssen, BMS, Servier, B.I., Amgen, Merck, A.Z., Sanofi, Novo, Lilly

Patents: None

Other: None



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