Heart Failure: Cardiac Function and Dysfunction

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The most thorough series of its kind, the full-color Atlas of Heart Disease encompasses the work of nearly 200 leading specialists. Each volume is dedicated to a particular area of cardiology and provides comprehensive, concentrated coverage of every topic related to the specialty. Hundreds of outstanding cardiology images covering a vast array of topics from basic physiology and risk management to new pharmacologic treatment procedures are included.

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Overview

The most thorough series of its kind, the full-color Atlas of Heart Disease encompasses the work of nearly 200 leading specialists. Each volume is dedicated to a particular area of cardiology and provides comprehensive, concentrated coverage of every topic related to the specialty. Hundreds of outstanding cardiology images covering a vast array of topics from basic physiology and risk management to new pharmacologic treatment procedures are included.

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Charles Lanzarotti, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This book presents an interesting and comprehensive review of mechanisms of normal cardiac function, cardiac dysfunction in heart failure and therapeutic approaches to managing the syndrome of congestive heart failure.
Purpose: The book's purpose is to present a relevant review of the current understanding of the mechanisms of heart failure and the modalities of its management. In light of the large number of patients that are diagnosed with this disease process each year, this is an important topic in the area of cardiovascular disease.
Audience: This book will be useful to its target audience of clinicians and investigators interested in heart failure. The authors and contributors are well known and respected in the field of cardiovascular disease.
Features: The book contains countless illustrations, charts, graphs, gross and microscopic pathologic specimens, as well as multiple treatment algorithms which effectively provide a visual review of the topic. The references are comprehensive and up-to-date.
Assessment: This is a useful text for both clinicians and investigators interested in the field of congestive heart failure. It provides a detailed and comprehensive review of all aspects of cardiac function and dysfunction. The numerous detailed schematics and illustrations help clarify the intricate mechanisms involved in congestive heart failure. Thus, this book will be of value to those who seek a better understanding of this complex topic.
Charles Lanzarotti
This book presents an interesting and comprehensive review of mechanisms of normal cardiac function, cardiac dysfunction in heart failure and therapeutic approaches to managing the syndrome of congestive heart failure. The book's purpose is to present a relevant review of the current understanding of the mechanisms of heart failure and the modalities of its management. In light of the large number of patients that are diagnosed with this disease process each year, this is an important topic in the area of cardiovascular disease. This book will be useful to its target audience of clinicians and investigators interested in heart failure. The authors and contributors are well known and respected in the field of cardiovascular disease. The book contains countless illustrations, charts, graphs, gross and microscopic pathologic specimens, as well as multiple treatment algorithms which effectively provide a visual review of the topic. The references are comprehensive and up-to-date. This is a useful text for both clinicians and investigators interested in the field of congestive heart failure. It provides a detailed and comprehensive review of all aspects of cardiac function and dysfunction. The numerous detailed schematics and illustrations help clarify the intricate mechanisms involved in congestive heart failure. Thus, this book will be of value to those who seek a better understanding of this complex topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878132277
  • Publisher: Current Medicine Group LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Series: Atlas of Heart Diseases Series , #4
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Contraction
Ch. 2 Myocardial Mechanisms and Neurohumoral Regulation of the Circulation
Ch. 3 The Etiologic Basis of Congestive Heart Failure
Ch. 4 Molecular and Cellular Events in Myocardial Hypertrophy and Failure
Ch. 5 Cardiac Remodeling and Its Prevention
Ch. 6 Neurohumoral, Renal, and Vascular Adjustments in Heart Failure
Ch. 7 Assessment of Heart Failure
Ch. 8 Prognosis, Use of Prognostic Variables, and Assessment of Therapeutic Responses
Ch. 9 Unstable Heart Failure
Ch. 10 Treatment of Stable Heart Failure: Digitalis and Diuretics
Ch. 11 Vasodilators and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Ch. 12 Treatment of Stable Heart Failure: New Approaches
Ch. 13 Cardiac Transplantation
Index
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