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Algorithms in Heart Failure
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Main description:

This book provides the most recent advances in the management of heart failure.

Presented in a “how to” approach, each chapter presents an algorithm that summarises the topic in discussion. The comprehensive text covers all aspects of heart failure treatment, from emergency care, through to long term care and management of complications.

Authored by experts renowned in the field, led by Alan Maisel from University of California, this highly useful reference is enhanced by clinical illustrations and figures to assist learning.

Key Points

  • Comprehensive guide to latest advances in management of heart failure

  • Each chapter includes algorithm summarising the topic

  • Covers all aspects of heart failure

  • Authored by recognised experts in the field


  1. How to Evaluate Dyspnea in the Emergency Department

  2. Heart Failure Disposition: When to Admit, When to Observe, and When to Discharge Home

  3. Using Natriuretic Peptides in the Emergency Department

  4. The Role of Ultrasound in the Management of Acute Heart Failure

  5. Use of Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis in the Dyspneic Patient

  6. Mechanical Ventilation in Acute Heart Failure: The Role of Noninvasive

  7. When to Employ Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cardiac, Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Heart Failure

  8. When to Discharge the Heart Failure Patient

  9. Approaches to Diuretics in the Hospital

  10. Vasodilators in Acute Heart Failure

  11. When and How to Use Inotropes?

  12. Practical Approach to Hyponatremia in Heart Failure

  13. Heart Failure and Acute Coronary Syndrome

  14. Echocardiography: Getting It Right

  15. Initiation of Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors and, Beta Blockers in Heart Failure: Putting Evidence into Practice

  16. Atrial Fibrillation Done Right

  17. Ventricular Tachycardia Done Right

  18. Management of the Patient with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

  19. Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure Patients: How to Choose the Right Device for the Right Patients

  20. Clinical Decision-making in the Outpatient Setting: The Use of Galectin-3

  21. ST2: How to Really Do It Right

  22. Using Cardiac Troponin to Assist in the Management of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure—A Practical Guide

  23. Heart Failure in the Nursing Home Setting

  24. Heart Failure from the Nursing Perspective

  25. Left Ventricular Assist Device Versus Transplantation: How to Decide

  26. Approach to Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Follow-up in Advanced Congestive Heart Failure

  27. How to Approach Palliative and End-of-life Care

  28. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

  29. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

  30. Myocarditis

  31. AIDS-induced Cardiac Abnormalities and Heart Failure

  32. New onset Cardiomyopathy: Biopsy or MRI and other Imaging Modalities


ISBN-13: 9789385999642
Publisher: Jaypee Medical (Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.)
Publication date: June, 2016
Pages: 320
Weight: 500g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Cardiovascular Medicine, Diseases and Disorders


Alan S Maisel MD

Professor in Medicine, Director, CCU and HF Program, Department of Medicine and Cardiology, VA Medical Centre, University of California, San Diego,

California, USA

Gerasimos S Filippatos MD FESC FCCP

President Elect, Heart Failure Association, European Society of Cardiology, Athens University Hospital Attikon, Greece



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