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Malaysia In Focus - Reverse Cardiac Remodelling Educational Programme

  • Heart Failure

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  • 1.00 MMA

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Malaysia In Focus - Reverse Cardiac Remodelling Educational Programme


This on-demand programme, Malaysia In Focus - Reverse Cardiac Remodelling Educational Programme, has been developed to further education among practicing cardiologists to ensure understanding of the latest developments in reverse cardiac remodelling in heart failure, how emerging data relates to current practice in Malaysia, and is intended to support the application of current understanding of treatment strategies for heart failure, and the role of cardiac remodelling, biomarkers, and provide a review of trials and latest data..


The programme brings together a leading international faculty from Malaysian, US, UK, and Italy, for a seven-part series.


This programme is endorsed by the National Heart Association to promote quality cardiovascular care through education.


This programme is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis. Novartis had no involvement in the organisation of the programme.


In compliance with Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) guidelines, all speakers/chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed or indicated potential conflicts of interest which might cause a bias in the presentations.


The Organising Committee/Course Director is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the event are declared to the audience prior to the CPD activities.


This programme is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis. The scientific programme has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

Faculty Disclosures

Dato’ Dr David Chew 

  • No conflicts of interest to declare pertaining to this programme.


Dr James Januzzi 

  • Grant support from Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Applied Therapeutics, and Innolife
  • Consulting income from Abbott Diagnostics, Janssen, Novartis, Quidel and Roche Diagnostics
  • Clinical endpoint committees/data safety monitoring boards for Abbott, AbbVie, Amgen, CVRx, Janssen, MyoKardia, and Takeda
  • Trustee, American College of Cardiology


Dr Akshay Desai

  • Received consulting fees from Abbott, Alnylam, AstraZeneca, Biofourmis, Boston Scientific, Boehringer-Ingelheim, DalCor Pharma,  Merck, Novartis, Relypsa, Regeneron and Research Grants from AstraZeneca, Alnylam, and Novartis


Prof Andrew Coats

  • No conflicts of interest to declare pertaining to this programme.


Dr Michele Senni

  • Financial interest for consultancy with: Novartis, Merck, Bayer, Vifor Pharma, Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, Astra-Zeneca, Bioventrix, Servier


Dr Pardeep Jhund

  • No conflicts of interest to declare pertaining to this programme.

Terms & Conditions

Radcliffe Education requires contributors to our CME/CPD programmes to disclose any relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months that could create a conflict of interest. These will be identified in the faculty section if applicable.


This programme ‘Malaysia In Focus - ARNI Data And Its Implications On Clinical Practice’ is accredited by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)  for 1 hour of external CPD credits.


Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity.

Instructions to Participants

There is no fee for taking part in this online learning activity.


Physicians should only claim credits for time spent on the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity in full in the indicated time frame.


To complete the course and claim certification participants must:

  • Read the course outline information supplied and complete pre-test questions if supplied prior to starting the activity. Users must read and study the activity in its entirety before completing the post-test questions.
  • Your results will be automatically saved and if a pass score is achieved (where applicable), you may be eligible to claim credit for the activity and receive a certificate of completion.

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists, heart failure specialists, allied health professionals, and GPs with a specialist interest in heart failure.

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.


David Chew

Dato' Dr David Chew Soon Ping is a Consultant Cardiologist at Cardiac Vascular Sentral  Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL) in Malaysia.

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James L Januzzi

Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr James L Januzzi,  is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Akshay S Desai

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

Prof Akshay Desai is a cardiovascular medicine specialist and the director of the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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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-inde

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Michele Senni

Cardiovascular Department, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

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Pardeep Jhund

Dr Pardeep Jhund is a Reader in Cardiology at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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1.00 MMA

This programme accredited by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) for 1 external CPD credit. Once the course is completed, there are instructions on how to receive your credit.

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