Success With Heart Failure Revised

Help And Hope For Those With Congestive Heart Failure

Author: Marc Silver

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780738206004

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 6098

Totally revised and updated to reflect the most recent developments in congestive heart failure research and treatment, the most comprehensive and authoritative guide for patients and their families

Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

Author: Theresa A. McDonagh,Roy S. Gardner,Andrew L. Clark,Henry Dargie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199577722

Category: Medical

Page: 641

View: 1420

The Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure takes the reader from an understanding of the basic mechanisms of heart failure, through to an appreciation of the complexities of heart failure management and the improvements possible with good treatment. Written by internationally renowned leaders in the field, this definitive textbook comprehensively covers all aspects necessary to manage a patient with heart failure, and is essential reading for consultant cardiologists, those in training, general physicians and those caring of the elderly, cardiothoracic surgeons, primary care doctors, pharmacists, and specialist nurses. The online version of the Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure contains the full text of the print edition (which can be browsed by the contents list or searched), links from references in the text to external sources (via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef), and over 300 figures and illustrations from the print edition, downloadable into PowerPoint.

Heart Failure

A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

Author: Douglas L. Mann,G. Michael Felker

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781455772377

Category: Medical

Page: 762

View: 8379

Lead editor of Braunwald's Heart Disease, Dr. Douglas L. Mann, and nationally and internationally recognized heart failure expert Dr. G. Michael Felker, bring youthe latest, definitive state-of-the art information on heart failure in this outstandingBraunwald's companion volume. Heart Failure, 3rd Edition, keeps you current with recent developments in the field, improved patient management strategies, and new drug therapies and implantable devices that will make a difference in your patients' lives and in your practice. Braunwald's Heart Failure Companion also has an on-line version that is updated with late-breaking clinical trials, "Hot Off the Press" commentary and Focused Reviews that are relevant to heart failure. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Use this Braunwald's companion as the definitive source to prepare for the ABIM's new Heart Failure board exam. Access the fully searchable contents of the book online at This edition includes 67 new authors, who are experts in the field of heart failure Stay on the cutting edge with new chapters on: The latest practice guidelines for medical and device therapy Hemodynamic assessment of heart failure Contemporary medical therapy for heart failure patients with reduced and preserved ejection fraction Biomarkers in heart failure Pulmonary hypertension Management of co-morbidities in heart failure Mechanical cardiac support devices Get up to speed with the latest clinical trials, as well as how they have influenced current practice guidelines Explore what's changing in key areas such as basic mechanisms of heart failure, genetic screening, cell and gene therapies, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure prevention, co-morbid conditions, telemedicine/remote monitoring, and palliative care

Congestive Heart Failure

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Comprehensive Approach to Management

Author: Jeffrey D. Hosenpud,Barry H. Greenberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461383153

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 4478

This book is the first to approach the field of congestive heart failure as a true subspecialty of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. The text discusses the entire field of congestive heart failure: the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms; the underlying diseases; the effects of heart failure on the remainder of circulation; the mechanisms and results of pharmacologic therapy; the multiple surgical and multidisciplinary approaches to end-stage heart disease; and the ultimate prognosis of congestive heart failure in all of the areas of heart failure management. Thus, this text uniquely puts into perspective all of the features of congestive heart failure and its management for the cardiologist, cardiovascular surgeon, and general internist.

Inflammation in Heart Failure

Author: Matthijs Blankesteijn,Raffaele Altara

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128004851

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 6441

Inflammation in Heart Failure, edited by W. Matthijs Blankesteijn and Raffaele Altara, is the first book in a decade to provide an in-depth assessment on the causes, symptoms, progression and treatments of cardiac inflammation and related conditions. This reference uses two decades of research to introduce new methods for identifying inflammatory benchmarks from early onset to chronic heart failure and specifically emphasizes the importance of classifying at-risk subgroups within large populations while determining the patterns of cytokines in such classifications. Further, the book details clinical applications of the pathophysiological mechanisms of heart failure, diagnosis and therapeutic strategies. Inflammation in Heart Failure’s breadth of subject matter, easy-to-follow structure, portability, and high-quality illustrations create an accessible benefit for researchers, clinicians and students. Presents updated information and research on the relevant inflammatory mediators of heart failure to aid in targeting future translational research as well as the improvement of early diagnosis and treatment Provides research into better understanding the different inflammatory mediators that signal the underlying diseases that potentially lead to heart failure Contains 20 years of research, offering a brief overview of the topic leading to current opinions on, and treatment of, heart failure Provides a structured, systematic and balanced overview of the role of inflammation in heart failure making it a useful resource for researchers and clinicians, as well as those studying cardiovascular diseases

Heart Failure

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Peter S. Rahko

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 193628751X

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 3589

Heart failure is defined as the weakening of the heart's pumping power, and that it is unable to adequately supply the body with oxygen and nutrients. As the heart weakens it tends to stretch and stiffen under the stress. The kidneys respond by causing the body to retain fluid. If fluid builds up in the arms, legs, ankles, feet, lungs, or other organs, the body becomes congested, and congestive heart failure is the term used to describe the condition. Heart failure is the result of heart damage that can be caused by a number of diseases, including coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, valvular disease, diabetes, or combinations of these disorders. The individual chapters in Heart Failure reflects the manifestations of heart failure that are commonly encountered by the practicing cardiologist and encompasses heart failure as a new diagnosis, as a chronic problem, end-stage heart failure, heart failure associated with other cardiac disease and with other systemic diseases. There are also two specific chapters on determining prognosis and evaluating familial disease.

Heart Failure

A Clinical Nursing Handbook

Author: Christopher Nicholson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470518571

Category: Medical

Page: 270

View: 9913

This book provides a complete, easy-to-use handbook for nurses who see patients with heart failure. In recent years heart failure has become a high priority in health care. With more nurses caring for patients with heart failure and making decisions that are often complex, there is a clear need for those nurses to have access to good quality clinical information and guidance. This book is designed to be a practical, ‘one-stop’, handbook for the practitioner, supported by case studies and up-todate references throughout, providing all the topics the Practitioner or student may need in their work with patients with heart failure.

Current Approach to Heart Failure

Author: Maria Dorobanţu,Frank Ruschitzka,Marco Metra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319452371

Category: Medical

Page: 642

View: 8874

This book is intended to be a link between guidelines and clinical practice, a complementary tool to help physicians to be well informed regarding the important field of heart failure. It will be a useful tool for professionals from all the fields of cardiology: non-invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiovascular imaging. The topic of heart failure is continuously changing, with new important information being added constantly. The pathophysiology is better understood and there is a trend for a better characterization of special groups of population, such as oncologic patients with heart failure. The new imaging techniques have become valuable tools for the diagnosis of heart failure, while pharmacological and novel cell and gene treatments have evolved enormously. The challenge for the practitioners is making the right selection of treatment strategy that best fits a patient. This book presents detailed information on the indications, selection and mechanism of action of these treatments, whether they be mechanical circulatory devices or pharmacological treatments. The contemporary pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of heart failure has the main target of early prevention of disease progression and the avoidance of heart transplant. In the era of shortage of donors, prevention is the mainstay of the therapeutic strategy, and this is the main philosophy of our book.

The 4 Stages of Heart Failure

Author: Brian E. Jaski, MD, FACC

Publisher: Cardiotext Publishing

ISBN: 1935395319

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 6766

If you understand heart failure, you understand cardiology This book applies practical clinical concepts to the latest four-stage model of heart failure from preclinical risk and early asymptomatic disease to classic symptomatic heart failure and finally advanced heart failure. This framework emphasizes a tailored approach to ongoing heart failure assessment to guide therapy and improve outcomes. Features: Illustrated with over 250 full-color figuresSpecific recommendations backed by clinical trial dataPractical algorithms for diagnosis and therapy Topics include: Prevention of heart failureIdentification and treatment of structural heart disease prior to heart failureHow to combine lifestyle changes, medications, and devices to improve outcomesReversing decompensated heart failureKey indicators of advanced heart failure and appropriate treatment optionsEmerging new therapies “This book will be valuable to all training and practicing clinicians. He writes as if you and he are both completing patient rounds together. Brian E. Jaski is to be commended for capturing the essence of treating this formidable clinical challenge and demystifying the stages of heart failure.” --From the foreword by Sidney C. Smith, Jr. MD FACC, FAHA, FESC, FACP Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Past President, American Heart Association Past President, World Heart Federation “The culmination of Dr. Jaski’s 25 years of teaching experience and clinical acumen is now available in one highly readable text designed to highlight key information and stimulate the learning process.” --Dylan E. Wessman, MD, FACC, FACP Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Naval Medical Center San Diego San Diego, California

Heart Failure

A Comprehensive Guide to Pathophysiology and Clinical Care

Author: Howard Eisen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447142195

Category: Medical

Page: 850

View: 978

This comprehensively covers everything from pathophysiology to the evaluation of patients presenting with heart failure to medical management, device therapy, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, and include relevant cardiac imaging studies such as echocardiograms and magnetic resonance imaging studies which could be seen in their entirety as well as pathology slides, hemodynamic tracings and videos of cardiac surgery such as heart transplants and ventricular assist device implantation. Finally, the book would have videos of patients with heart failure, heart transplants or ventricular assist devices, describing their clinical presentation and experiences. It is structured so that it can be used as a guide by physicians studying for the general Cardiology or Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantations Boards.

Heart Failure in the Child and Young Adult

From Bench to Bedside

Author: John L Jefferies,Anthony C Chang,Joseph W Rossano,Robert E Shaddy,Jeffrey A Towbin

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128026138

Category: Medical

Page: 824

View: 3131

Heart Failure in the Child and Young Adult: From Bench to Bedside combines multiple etiologies for pediatric heart failure, including congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, infectious diseases and metabolic abnormalities. This comprehensive resource combines research from multiple contributors with current guidelines to bridge the knowledge gap for the recognition and management of heart failure in children. Coverage begins with the basic science of heart failure, then progresses through diagnosis, management, treatment and surgery, finally concluding with advanced special topics, including genetics, self-management and nanomedicine. Provides coverage of the basic science of heart failure, its epidemiology and economic aspects, outpatient and inpatient management, and advanced therapies, including mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation Combines cutting-edge research with current guidelines from the field Includes online access to a downloadable slide set for each chapter and clinical imaging and procedural cases

Heart Failure

Pathophysiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Management

Author: Arnold M. Katz,Marvin A. Konstam

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 146980185X

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 9820

This Second Edition of Dr. Katz's highly acclaimed text has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest advances in the study and treatment of heart failure. The book explains the pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, clinical manifestations, and therapy of heart failure in an integrated, reader-friendly manner that is accessible to both clinicians and basic scientists. More than 100 illustrations, most created for this book by the authors, complement the text. This edition has been completely reorganized. Chapters describe the hemodynamic basis for the clinical manifestations of heart failure; the neurohumoral responses in heart failure and key signaling pathways that mediate functional responses; the proliferative responses in failing hearts; the cellular and molecular abnormalities in the failing heart; the rationale for various therapeutic approaches; and the management of specific groups of patients. The chapters on therapy have been written by a noted clinician, Marvin A. Konstam.

Heart Failure

Author: Richard Mabry

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401687113

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2174

When her fiancé’s dangerous secrets turn her work upside down, a beautiful doctor must choose between her own safety and the man she loves—and thought she knew. Dr. Carrie Markham’s heart was broken by the death of her husband two years ago. Now, just as her medical practice is taking off, her fresh engagement to paralegal Adam Davidson seems almost too good to be true . . . until a drive-by shooting leaves Carrie on the floor of his car with glass falling around her. When he confesses that Adam isn’t his real name and that he fled the witness protection program, Carrie is left with an impossible choice: should she abandon the fiancé she isn’t sure she really knows, or accept his claim of innocence and help him fight back against this faceless menace? While Carrie struggles to decide whether to follow her heart or her head, the threats against them continue to escalate. Her life—as well as Adam’s—depends on making the right choice . . . and the clock is ticking.

Chronic Heart Failure

Author: Mark Kearney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199542333

Category: Medical

Page: 130

View: 7855

Between 1-2% of the adult population have chronic heart failure, with 6-10% of people over the age of 65 years suffering from the disorder. While the age adjusted incidence of chronic heart failure has remained stable over the last 20 years, its prevalence has increased with over one million cases in the United Kingdom alone. This practical pocketbook provides a guide for healthcare professionals - doctors, nurses and technical staff - who manage patients with chronic heart failure. Each chapter is written by a leader in that particular area of the treatment or investigation of chronic heart failure and provides a concise but comprehensive review of each area. As a whole the book provides a guide to aetiology, epidemiology, physiology and pathophysiology, and investigation and treatment of chronic heart failure close up . Further chapters address chronic heart failure with preserved systolic function and complex congenital causes of chronic heart failure. As chronic heart failure remains an often lethal disorder, one chapter focuses on the management of patients with advanced chronic heart failure with a section on end of life situations. Each chapter is able to 'stand alone' with key points at the beginning of each chapter and diagrams and flow charts to illustrate these key points.

Lifestyle in Heart Health and Disease

Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Sherma Zibadi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128112808

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 334

View: 8858

Lifestyle and Heart Health and Disease provides a comprehensive evaluation of lifestyle factors that modify heart function and structure. It includes coverage of a wide range of lifestyle factors, including physical activity, alcohol, tobacco, drugs of abuse, nutrition and psychosocial factors. The book clearly presents the scientific evaluation of published research relating to general responses by scientists, physicians and patients, along with new research on the role of lifestyle in the prevention, amelioration and causation of cardiac remodeling and disease. Explains the pathogenic mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and the targets of therapy Presents methods contained within the book that can be applied to the diagnosis of heart disease Contains a concise summary with recommendations for actions and conclusions Provides a one-stop-shopping synopsis of key ideas associated with many aspects of lifestyle

Heart Failure

Device Management

Author: Arthur Feldman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444314434

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 4600

When you're considering device therapy for a patient with heart failure, be sure to consult this concise reference for the latest information on who benefits most from which device. In clear, straightforward prose, Dr. Feldman addresses: Resynchronization Therapy ICD Ultrafiltration Impulse Therapy Chronic Implantable Monitoring Bioimpedance EECP and more With chapters devoted to monitoring the patient on device therapy and the future of device therapy in heart failure, this book makes an important contribution to patient care.

Management of Heart Failure

Volume 2: Surgical

Author: Jai Raman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848001046

Category: Medical

Page: 321

View: 8836

Surgical Management of Heart Failure brings together the current knowledge on the surgical management of heart failure into one volume. It is designed to have copious illustrations and photographic material that will explain the techniques and surgical management of patients with heart failure in an effective modern format.

Management of Heart Failure

Author: Barry H. Greenberg,Denise Barnard,Sanjiv Narayan,John R. Teerlink

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119956943

Category: Medical

Page: 404

View: 4927

This volume presents a fresh international perspective on current approaches to treating heart failure. An accessible reference for hospital-based specialists, the book provides an update on recent advances in therapeutics and pharmacology, as well as ongoing trials. Four major sections concentrate on a review of screening, assessment and diagnosis; an update on drug treatments; an update on device therapy; and a description of best practice recommendations for managing clinically challenging cases

Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease E-Book

Author: Michael A. Gatzoulis,Gary D. Webb,Piers E. F. Daubeney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455710016

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 8588

Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, by Drs. Gatzoulis, Webb, and Daubeney, is a practical, one-stop resource designed to help you manage the unique challenges of treating long-term adult survivors of congenital heart disease. Authored by internationally known leaders in the field, this edition is the first that truly integrates anatomy and imaging technology into clinical practice, and includes new chapters on cardiac CT for ACHD assessment, critical and perioperative care, anesthesia for ACHD surgery, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and transition of care. Congenital defects are presented with high-quality illustrations and appropriate imaging modalities. Find all the information you need in one user-friendly resource that integrates anatomy, clinical signs, and therapeutic options. Confidently make decisions aided by specific recommendations about the benefits and risks of surgeries, catheter interventions, and drug therapy for difficult clinical problems. Recognize and diagnose morphologic disorders with the help of detailed, full-color diagrams. Quickly find what you need thanks to easily accessible, consistently organized chapters and key annotated references. Keep pace with the latest advancements including five new chapters on cardiac CT for ACHD assessment, critical and perioperative care, anaesthesia for ACHD surgery, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, and transition of care Comply with the latest European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) practice guidelines - integrated throughout the book - for cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronisation therapy See imaging findings as they appear in practice and discern subtle nuances thanks to new, high-quality images and illustrations Integrates anatomy, clinical signs and therapeutic options of congenital heart disease both in print and online!

Heart Failure

A Colour Handbook

Author: Michael D. Sosin,Gurbir Bhatia,Gregory Y. H. Lip,Michael K. Davies

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840765232

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 9112

Using an evidence-based approach, the authors present a detailed overview of the syndrome of heart failure. They examine the causes, pathophysiology, investigation, diagnosis, and treatment (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) with emphasis on recently-published studies. Chapters focus on antiarrhythmic and antithrombotic therapy, beta blockers and inotropes, and other vasodilators such as nitrates and calcium channel blockers. The book is fully illustrated throughout with color photographs and radiographic, electrocardiogram, and echocardiogram images. It will be of interest to cardiologists and general physicians in training, general practitioners, cardiac technicians and nurses, and medical students.