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  • Overview

    Hyperkalemia is a limiting factor when treating patients with heart failure and CKD on RAASi therapy. It’s especially challenging when these patients are on chronic hemodialysis. Join Drs. George Bakris, David Bushinsky, and Lars Lund as they identify the barriers of optimal treatment in patients on hemodialysis and discuss the real-world evidence using potassium-lowering agents in challenging patient group.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    George Bakris, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, AHA Comprehensive Hypertension Center
    University of Chicago Medicine
    Chicago, IL

    Contracted Research: Alnylam, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, E-STAR, IN REGEN, KBP Biosciences, Medscape, Novo Nordisk

    David Bushinsky, MD
    John J. Kuiper Distinguished Professor of Medicine Emeritus
    Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology and Physiology
    University of Rochester
    Rochester, NY

    Ownership Interest: Amgen

    Lars Lund, MD
    Associate Professor of Cardiology
    Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital
    Stockholm, Sweden

    Consulting Fees: Alleviant, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer, Edwards, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pharmacosmos, Vifor

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Megan Clem has nothing to disclose.
    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Ann Early has nothing to disclose.
    • Howard Green has nothing to disclose. 
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Tim Person has nothing to disclose.
    • Mario Trucillo, PhD, MS, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Evaluate clinical evidence on using potassium-lowering agents in patients on hemodialysis in a real-world setting
    • Develop strategies for using potassium binders to manage heart failure in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD)
    • Recognize the barriers to applying guideline-directed recommendations for addressing hyperkalemia in patients with heart failure and advanced CKD
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nephrologists, endocrinologists, primary care physicians, cardiologists, and all HCPs involved in the identification and treatment of HK in CKD patients.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    The American Medical Association has an agreement of mutual recognition of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), the accreditation body for European countries. Physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM to UEMS-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education CME credits (ECMECs) should contact the UEMS at

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 0.25 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Our ultimate goal is to improve the care being delivered to patients, and our high-quality, evidence-based CME initiatives reflect our dedication to the creation and execution of excellence and are the product of shared research, knowledge, and clinical practice skills across the healthcare continuum.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from CSL Vifor.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Medtelligence. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to access a site outside of Medtelligence you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

    Reproduction Prohibited
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