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Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure London

Applications for the PCHF London 4th Edition are now open!

> Read the 2nd edition course report
> Read participant testimonials

Dear Colleagues,

Heart failure is the end-stage of most forms of heart disease such as hypertension, coronary artery disease and acute myocardial infarction, congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathies and consequently a major cause of morbidity and mortality. This development needs to be appropriately addressed by novel training programmes for medical doctors to develop a professional profile competent in all aspects of care for patients with acute and/or chronic heart failure.

The London Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure Management (PCHF) is a two-year programme consisting of 6 modules, each module with  a 3.5-day duration. The course includes a total of 160 hours of classroom time and 140 hours of self-study, and its successful completion leads to a Certificate in Heart Failure Management. Unlike at congresses, the PCHF modules offer interactive sessions between speakers and participants, workshops, rapid fire sessions, live case seminars and ward visits. The course covers all relevant aspects of heart failure such as diagnostic procedures, imaging, pharmacotherapy, devices and mechanical circulatory support systems. The course structure with its hands-on approach enables participants both to improve their clinical skills in diagnostic procedures and increase their therapeutic knowledge.

Considering the broad spectrum of the course, PCHF is clearly one of the most exciting educational experiences in cardiology available today, and it is made possible thanks to a strategic collaboration among academia, professional organisations and industry partners. After highly constructive and encouraging feedbacks from the PCHF courses in Zurich and the two London PCHF courses we are delighted to announce a new edition in London PCHF in 2023/24.

With best regards,

Prof. Thomas F. Lüscher

Prof. Marco Metra

Dr. Paul Kalra

Dr. Milton Packer

Dr. Shouvik Haldar

Dr. Richard Grocott-Mason

PCHF London