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Management of Heart Failure
Volume 1: Medical
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Main description:

Medical Management of Heart Failure will provide the full spectrum of medical options, ICU management and rehabilitation, while also prepare the reader for the second volume of Comprehensive Management of Heart Failure by introducing the surgical options in heart failure from transplant to the more noninvasive procedures in the interventional radiology department. The contributing authors are all key opinion leaders in the medical management of heart failure. This volume is designed to integrate with its sister surgery title, but also alone be the definitive guide to the medical management of heart failure.


Most current review of all medical options for managing patients with heart failure

Completely integrated with its sister surgery title and yet a comprehensive standalone reference work for the medical management of heart failure

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Management of Heart Failure has been conceived as a rapid but comprehensive review for practitioners of all persuasions involved in the management of patients with heart failure. Heart failure is a problem of epidemic proportions in all parts of the world. State of the art treatment may not be accessible to all, but simply creating an awareness of simple methods of diagnosis and treatment would assist in promoting a better global response to this epidemic.

This practical volume, written by a panel of world-renown cardiology experts, focuses on the medical management of heart failure and outlines the causes, etiopathology and mechanisms in such a way that most health care professionals can grasp the concepts. The book details the common investigations, clinical profiles and therapeutic paths required of all clinicians with these patients under their care.

This volume will be essential reading for all specialists dealing with patients with or who are at risk of heart failure, including but not limited to cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, interventionalists and cardiac surgeons.


Epidemiology of Heart Failure.- Mechanisms of Disease.- Diagnostic Testing and the Assessment of Heart Failure.- Nonpharmacologic Management of Heart Failure.- Digoxin, Diuretics, and Vasodilators in Patients with Heart Failure.- Neurohormonal Blockade in Heart Failure.- Early Medical Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes.- Management of Arrhythmias in Heart Failure.- Device Therapy in Heart Failure.- Management of Comorbidities in Heart Failure.- Evaluation for Ventricular Assist Devices and Cardiac Transplantation.


ISBN-13: 9781849967273
Publisher: Springer (Springer London)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 284
Weight: 544g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Cardiovascular Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Radiology


Ragavendra Baliga is a previously published author of educational cardiology titles and an experienced cardiology clincian.

 Dr. Bertram Pitt, MD has researched in practically all areas of cardiovascular disease, with special emphasis on ischemic heart disease and heart failure. Dr. Pitt is author of close to 500 papers and chapters in books and is Member of the Editorial Board on a number of Journals in cardiovascular diseases. He is a member of numerous professional societies and has held office in several of them. Among others, he was Chairman, Council on Circulation of the American Heart Association, President of the Michigan Chapter of American College of Cardiology, Chairman, Young Investigator’s Award Committee of the American College of Cardiology, and is currently Chairman of the Reveal Committee of the ACC. Dr Pitt has been the Principal or Co-principal Investigator of a number of significant clinical trials.

An assistant professor of medicine and Clinical Director of the Cardiomyopathy Program at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Michael M. Givertz, MD is the recipient of a Grant-in-Aid form the American Heart Association, Massachusetts Affiliate, to study the role of cardiac nitric oxide in humans with left ventricular dysfunction. His catheterization-laboratory-based research also seeks to understand the mechanisms of secondary pulmonary hypertension in heart failure.

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From the reviews: “This is a well-organized basic science and clinical review of heart failure … . The book targets healthcare providers, including students, physicians-in-training, nurses, and midlevels, involved in the prevention and management of heart failure in patients. … This book is easy to read, using tables and diagrams to illustrate points … . It is a useful resource to guide day-to-day clinical practice and can be used as a reference by those interested in attaining in-depth knowledge of heart failure.” (Arindam Banerjee, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2009) “The new reference work Management of Heart Failure presents an important new, truly multidisciplinary, approach to the patient with advanced heart failure. … Management of Heart Failure offers a … heterogeneous review of a broad range of medical and surgical strategies for evaluation and management of heart failure. … a welcome addition to the heart failure library … .” (Nancy K. Sweitzer and Mauricio Velez, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (14), April, 2010)