Starting Now: Imaging to Evaluate Neurocognitive Impairment Associated with Heart Failure

Author(s): Tao Zheng

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular, Neurology

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Up to 80% of persons with heart failure suffer cognitive impairment. This session covers physiologic and pathophysiologic brain changes contributing to CI and how these changes are reflected in brain imaging. Attendees learn about affected cognitive domains in HF, neurocognitive screening for CI, the clinical implications and limitations of neurocognitive assessment and how left ventricular assist devices/cardiac transplants impact cognitive performance.


  • Discuss physiology, functional neuroanatomy and pathophysiological mechanisms of cognitive disturbances in heart failure.
  • Identify the most prevalent causes of heart failure-related cognitive impairment, affected cognitive domains and mechanisms of treatments.
  • Differentiate commonly used cognitive assessments and discuss how left ventricular assist device/heart transplant impact cognitive performance.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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