Heart Failure
Heart Failure

Heart Failure

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

There are many causes of congestive heart failure (CHF), including structural, genetic, and environmental factors. The assessment of CHF should focus on elucidating any potentially reversible etiologies, as well as assessing any potential comorbidities that could complicate treatment. This may include a comprehensive metabolic panel, a complete blood count, iron and ferritin levels, and further specific testing guided by clinical history and physical examination. Cardiac-specific testing and prognostic factors for heart failure are often useful as well. The goal of therapy for chronic CHF is to improve symptom management and quality of life, decrease hospitalizations, and decrease overall mortality associated with this disease.

Course Details

  • Videos 6
  • Duration 0:43 h
  • Quiz questions 21
  • Concept Pages 3


Your Educators of course Heart Failure

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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Cardiac Patho
By Zohra D. on 08. May 2024 for Cardiac Pathology: Overview

best explanation of cardiac pathology. Thank you Dr Mitchell for explaining the foundation of cardiac patho.

Heart Failure Patho simplified
By Zohra D. on 08. May 2024 for Heart Failure: Pathophysiology

Such a great framework and categorization of heart failure pathology. Thank you Dr. Mitchell for your vision and explanation.

Heart Failure Intro
By Zohra D. on 08. May 2024 for Heart Failure: Introduction

A comprehensive yet simple overview of cardiac pathology provides a framework of thought and content. Dr. Mitchell has done a wonderful job of this. Thank you

Over veio of Cardiac patholology
By Mariam N. on 28. January 2023 for Cardiac Pathology: Overview

It is very nice lecture Ilike your way of teatching very much thank you ??????from Sudan ????