Mini-Med School for Women

Broken Hearts: Living with Heart Failure

Patients and caregivers will gain a deeper understanding of heart failure, its symptoms, and treatment options. Get inspired to take ownership of your health and work with your physician to manage your symptoms so that you can lead a full and active life.

Program

Introduction to Heart Failure
Nisha Jhalani, MD
Director, CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative
Director, Clinical and Educational Services, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
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Heart Failure in Women
Jennifer H. Haythe, MD
Co-Director, Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
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Living with Advanced Heart Failure
Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD
Associate Medical Director, Cardiac Assisted Device Program, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
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Innovations in Heart Failure Treatments: When Medications Aren’t Enough
Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Director, Heart Failure, Hemodynamics and MCS Research, CRF Clinical Trials Center
Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

Patient Perspectives (Q&A and Panel Discussion)
Moderator:
Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Chief Academic Officer, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Panelists:
Johanna Paola Contreras, MD, MSc
Director of Heart Failure
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

Maureen Gaine, MS, FNP-BC
Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant Nurse Practitioner
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Audrey C. Kleet, MS, ACNP-BC
Chief Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Nurse Practitioner
NewYork-Presbyterian‎/Columbia University Medical Center

Marie Finelle T. Pineda, ANP-BC
Ventricular Assist Nurse Practitioner
NewYork-Presbyterian‎/Columbia University Medical Center

David M. Zemmel, PT, MS, CCS
Assistant Head, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
NewYork-Presbyterian‎/Columbia University Medical Center

Grant support for this program was provided by Abbott, Medtronic, and Novartis.