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Akshay Desai

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, US

Biography

Prof Akshay Desai is a cardiovascular medicine specialist and the director of the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr Desai’s research focuses on improving care and outcomes for HF patients, as well as strategies to reduce heart failure readmissions. 

Prof Desai received his medical degree from HMS. He completed an internal medicine residency as well as fellowships in cardiovascular medicine, vascular medicine and advanced heart disease at BWH. He is board certified in and cardiovascular disease, as well as advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

His clinical interests include advanced heart failure, cardiomyopathies (myocarditis, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis), congenital heart disease and cardiac transplantation. His research has received support from the American College of Cardiology and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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Malaysia In Focus - Reverse Cardiac Remodelling Educational Programme
  • 1.00 MMA

Learning objectives

  • Define cardiac remodelling, with particular focus on the influence of cardiovascular damage, pathogenic risk factors and the structural and functional changes in the left ventricle.
  • List the main clinical implications of cardiac remodelling.
  • Summarise the relationship between circulating biomarkers, such as NT-proBNP, troponin and sST2, with the extent left ventricular remodelling in subjects with HF.
  • Interpret the most recent clinical data from pharmacological and device-based studies in HFrEF and HfpEF.
  • Recall the evidence for reverse cardiac remodelling brought about through ARNi therapy, including (but not limited to) PROVE-HF and EVALUATE-HF.
  • Review real-world insight into the impact that ARNi therapy has on cardiac reverse remodelling.
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