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[February 6, 2006]

National Heart Failure Week meant to improve awareness of heart failure within healthcare professions

If you are a healthcare professional involved in treating patients who suffer from heart failure then the week’s activities at the 2006 National Heart Failure Awareness Week at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center is just what the doctor ordered.
The conference presented by SUNY Downstate Heart Failure Center and Kings County Hospital in conjunction with The American Heart Association cordially invite all physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and all other healthcare specialists to attend.  The conference’s goals are to improve awareness of current heart failure therapies and to present models of existing heart failure management.  It is scheduled for the week of February 13-17.
Planned events include a series of lectures on multiple issues surrounding heart failure, health and clinic fairs. 
Healthcare providers will take with them a comprehension of new guidelines in the treatment of heart failure and the ability to incorporate them into their current practice at the conclusion of the conference.  They also will have the competence to describe gender disparities that accompany the heart failure and cardiovascular disease, and identify emerging trends in drugs, devices, and surgical therapies in treating these conditions 
The SUNY Downstate Heart Failure Center is part of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  It is the only Center in Brooklyn to receive a Level 1 Recognition Achievement Award by The American Heart Association in compliance with the “Get With The Guidelines” campaign.