- Prof Andrew Coats
Andrew JS Coats
Heart Research Institute, NSW, AU
Prof Coats is Editor-in-Chief of the Cardiac Failure Review journal. He has published over 20 patents, more than 750 full research papers and more than 120,000 career citations and has a personal H-index of 146. Andrew was elected to the Presidential Trio of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC in 2018 and will serve as its president from 2020-2022.
Prof Coats is the Immediate past-President of the Heart Failure Association and past-Professor of Cardiology at the University of Warwick, UK. He has also held posts as Head of Cardiology at Imperial College, London and Associate Medical Director and Director of Cardiology at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London. From 2012 to 2017 he was Director of the Monash-Warwick Alliance, and before that served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Medicine at the University of Sydney.
He is an Australian-British academic cardiologist as well as a successful fundraiser, university administrator and inventor. Prof Coats' main interest is heart failure and his current position is Scientific Director at the Heart Institute, Australia.
- Identify individuals likely to have HFpEF from initial presentation
- Refer suspected individuals for specialist assessment
- Initiate GDMT for HF as soon as patients are stable
- Initiate GDMT in HF regardless of EF and phenotype
- Initiate shared decision-making on complex HF patients with other members of the multidisciplinary team including cardiologists, GPs, nephrologists and diabetologists
- Review current GDMT in HFrEF and HFpEF
- Describe the relationship between initiation of GDMT and HF outcomes
- Prescribe GDMT according to current international recommendations
- Recall the elements of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire
- Describe the clinical studies that support the use of functional and QoL measures in practice
- Initiate quality of life and functional improvement measures in routine practice
- Initiate SGLT-2 inhibitors in patients presenting with De novo HF and in patients already on other GDMT
- Adopt shared decision-making with HF patients