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Main description:

The definitive one-stop guide to treating -- and preventing -- heart failure

This practical reference provides all the expert guidance and up-to-the-minute clinical perspectives you need to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with heart failure.A major focus of the book is integration of various management approaches to maximize patient benefit. Coverage begins with a brief introduction to the incidence and causes of heart failure, then quickly moves into a more thorough clinical overview of symptom evaluation, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment methods, hospitalization, surgical treatments, and more.

Features:

  • Clear, step-by-step coverage of prevention and all treatment modalities with evidence-based recommendations
  • Full examination of the types of heart failure, prevalence, morbidity and associated co-morbidities, mortality, risk factors, etiologies, cardiomyopathies, and pathophysiology
  • Key perspectives on the use of ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, aldosterone antagonists, IV vasoactive medications, diuretics, digitalis, surgical procedures and devices, and more
  • Need-to-know procedures for patient evaluation
  • Heart failure disease management programs and pathways of care that can be applied in any practice setting
  • Clinically relevant diagrams, figures, and algorithms


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    [title]

    Heart Failure

    [authors

    ]

    William T. Abraham, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA

    Henry Krum, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ

    [headline]

    The definitive one-stop guide to treating-and preventing-heart failure

    This practical reference provides all the expert guidance and up-to-the-minute clinical perspectives you need to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with heart failure.A major focus of the book is integration of various management approaches to maximize patient benefit. Coverage begins with a brief introduction on the incidence and causes of heart failure, then quickly moves into a more thorough clinical overview of symptom evaluation; pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment methods; hospitalization; surgical treatments; and more.

    Features:

    • Clear, step-by-step coverage of prevention and all treatment modalities with evidence-based recommendations
    • Full examination of the types of heart failure, prevalence, morbidity and associated co-morbidities, mortality, risk factors, etiologies, cardiomyopathies, and pathophysiology
    • Key perspectives on the use of ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, aldosterone antagonists, IV vasoactive medications, diuretics, digitalis, surgical procedures and devices, and more
    • Need-to-know procedures for patient evaluation
    • Heart failure disease management programs and pathways of care that can be applied in any practice setting
    • Clinically relevant diagrams, figures, and algorithms

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      Contents:

      Heart Failure

      1 What is Heart Failure

      2 The Epidemic of Heart Failure

      3 What Causes Heart Failure

      4 Pathophysiology of Heart Failure

      5 How to Judge Disease Severity, Clinical Status and Prognosis

      6 Therapeutic Approach to Heart Failure: An Overview

      7 How to Evaluate Patients with Symptoms Suggestive of Heart Failure

      8 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Heart Failure

      9 How to Use Diuretics in Heart Failure Patients

      10 How to Use Neurohormonal Antagonists in Heart Failure

      11 Is There Still a Role for Digitalis in Heart Failure?

      12 The Heart Failure Hospitalization

      13 Ancillary Pharmacological Therapies for Heart Failure

      14 Devices

      15 Surgical Approaches to Heart Failure

      16 When to Refer Patients for Heart Transplantation

      17 Co-Morbidities & Heart Failure

      18 Disease Management Overview

      19 How to Develop a Heart Failure Management Pathway

      20 Integrating Inpatient and Outpatient Management

      21 What is a Heart Failure Clinic?

      22 Putting it All Together: Optimizing the Management of Heart Failure Patients

      23 Future Directions


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 2370004337173
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: August, 2007
Pages: 332

Subcategories: Cardiovascular Medicine

MEET THE AUTHOR

William T. Abraham, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, is Professor of Internal Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology; Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Deputy Director, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute; The Ohio State University, Columbus

Henry Krum, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, Professor of Medicine; Chair of Medical Therapeutics, Monash University; Director, NHMRC CCRE in Therapeutics, Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia