Chronic Heart Failure

Author: Mark Kearney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199542333

Category: Medical

Page: 130

View: 6663

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.

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: 4388

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.

Acute Heart Failure

Author: Alexandre Mebazaa,Mihai Gheorghiade,Faiez Zannad,Joseph E. Parrillo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846287824

Category: Medical

Page: 931

View: 9385

For many years, there has been a great deal of work done on chronic congestive heart failure while acute heart failure has been considered a difficult to handle and hopeless syndrome. However, in recent years acute heart failure has become a growing area of study and this is the first book to cover extensively the diagnosis and management of this complex condition. The book reflects the considerable amounts of new data reported and many new concepts which have been proposed in the last 3-4 years looking at the epidemiology, diagnostic and treatment of acute heart failure.

Congestive Heart Failure

Author: Jeffrey D. Hosenpud,Barry H. Greenberg

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781762855

Category: Medical

Page: 869

View: 4929

Written by recognized leaders in the field, Congestive Heart Failure, Third Edition is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference on all basic and clinical aspects of heart failure. Coverage includes an entire section on pharmacologic therapy and a twenty-chapter section on clinical approaches to acute and chronic heart failure. This edition has new chapters on impact and treatment of comorbidities, prevention of sudden cardiac death, rationale for use of anticoagulants, ultrafiltration, use of mechanical devices, and gene and cell therapy. Readers will find up-to-date information on genetics, surgical therapies, ventricular synchronization, defibrillator therapy, mechanical approaches to atrial fibrillation, left ventricular assist devices, ventricular support and ventricular remodeling surgery, and myocardial regeneration/cell transplantation.

Advances in heart failure

proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Heart Failure--Mechanisms and Management : Washington, DC, USA, July 13-16, 2002

Author: Asher Kimchi,International Academy of Cardiology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788832327137

Category: Medical

Page: 540

View: 597

Heart Failure

Author: Roy S. Gardner,Theresa A. McDonagh,Niki L. Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199674159

Category: Medical

Page: 484

View: 3106

Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology. Many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. This is true for cardiologists in training, consultant cardiologists, care of the elderly and general physicians, cardiothoracic surgeons, primary care doctors, pharmacists and specialist nurses. With advances in medical therapy, the prognosis of the condition has improved dramatically. Whereas once heart failure was a pre-terminal diagnosis, now for many it is treatable. However, some patients remain symptomatic and at high risk of death despite maximal medical therapy. These patients can benefit from a range of novel device therapies. For those who remain symptomatic despite optimal treatment cardiac transplantation remains an option. This updated book comprehensively covers all aspects necessary to manage a patient with heart failure. It gives simple, clear advice on the diagnosis, investigation and treatment options available highlighting the current evidence-base. The chapters provide concise and objective information to guide all health care professionals involved in the modern day multi-disciplinary management of the syndrome. The book is set out logically to mirror the patient journey in heart failure. An updated edition of the first practical manual of heart failure management.

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: 8983

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

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: 629

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.

Heart Failure

From Advanced Disease to Bereavement

Author: Miriam Johnson,Karen Hogg,James Beattie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199299307

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 5183

Excellent end of life care for people with heart failure is challenging but possible. In easily digestible summaries, this book presents practical advice about how and when to integrate a palliative care approach alongside standard heart failure management.

Heart Disease

Author: Regis DeSilva

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313376069

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 276

View: 9944

Disease conditions that affect the human heart and the methods used to diagnose and treat them are all covered in one concise volume. * Illustrations include diagrams of the heart, examples of test results, and images of devices used to treat heart disease * A glossary defines medical terms used in the book

Heart Failure and Palliative Care

A Team Approach

Author: Miriam Johnson,Richard Lehman

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857756432

Category: Medical

Page: 150

View: 9436

Heart failure is a very common terminal condition but few patients receive proper palliative care. This text is full of practical, evidence based advice, and encourages a multidisciplinary team based approrach.

Heart Failure

Bench to Bedside

Author: José Marín-García

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1607611473

Category: Medical

Page: 470

View: 3591

Heart Failure (HF) is the final and common pathway of all cardiovascular diseases. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside helps address a significant need to develop new paradigms and to identify novel therapeutic targets for this pervasive disease. An authoritative contribution to the field, this book provides a detailed description of new findings and emerging methodologies, as well as a critical clinical evaluation of the complex HF syndrome and future therapies. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside includes a primer on gene profiling and bioenergetics of the normal heart and a discussion of the molecular, genetic, biochemical and cellular techniques critical to understanding HF. Further chapters discuss cardiac remodeling, oxidative stress, and alterations in other organs and systems that are often associated with HF. This book thoughtfully evaluates current and forthcoming diagnostic techniques and therapies, pharmaceutical and pharmacogenomic-based individualized medicine, gene and cell-based therapies, and the search for new frontiers. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside presents a clear view of up-to-date approaches to clinical diagnosis and treatment, as well as offering insightful critiques of original and creative scientific thoughts on post-genomic HF research.

Managing Chronic Heart Failure

Learning from Best Practice

Author: Martin R. Cowie

Publisher: Royal College of Physicians

ISBN: 1860162444

Category: Heart failure

Page: 48

View: 2375

Implementing NICE/NCC-CC guidelines on chronic conditions. This is a follow-up report from the Chronic heart failure guidelines published in 2003.

Pathophysiology of Heart Disease

A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty

Author: Leonard S. Lilly

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605477230

Category: Medical

Page: 461

View: 6290

Revised and updated, this volume is a comprehensive, clear, concise, and easy-to-understand introduction to cardiovascular diseases. This bestselling text is specifically designed to meet the needs of medical students during their initial encounters with patients with heart disease.

Device Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure

Author: Kenneth A. Ellenbogen,Bruce L. Wilkoff,G. Neal Kay

Publisher: W B Saunders Company


Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 8639

Practical and clinical, this resource presents complete guidance on the evolving area of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). It provides authoritative coverage on the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators and pacemakers for the management of congestive heart failure.

Heart Failure

Device Management

Author: Arthur Feldman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444314434

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 6489

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.

Heart Failure

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Peter S. Rahko

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 193628751X

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 2908

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 Clinician’s Guide to Ambulatory Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Mariell L. Jessup,Evan Loh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 159259347X

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 3948

Leading practitioners from the University of Pennsylvania review all aspects of heart failure diagnosis and management, with a particular emphasis on office-based/ambulatory care. Following the problem-solving steps used in an office-based practice, the authors provide extensive coverage of the presenting signs and symptoms of heart failure, as well as the tools with which to evaluate left-ventricular function, hemodynamics, and exercise performance. They also discuss the complex, evidenc-based therapeutic options for treating patients with dyspnea, fatigue, or edema, following the new ACC/AHA heart failure guidelines that are specifically and directed at targeted symptoms.

Heart Failure

Strategies to Improve Outcomes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cardiotext Publishing

ISBN: 1935395807

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 1812

Heart Failure: Strategies to Improve Outcomes, the first volume in the Cardiovascular Team Approach Series, presents the true integrated care approach to the common syndrome of heart failure. The authors, including advanced practice nurses, physicians, a pharmacist, a social worker, and a dietitian, are professionals who actively practice and care for heart failure patients in the team environment.