Management of Heart Failure: Pathogenesis and Management

Management of Heart Failure: Pathogenesis and Management

by Jagat Narula, Renu Virmani, Manel Ballester, Ignasi Carrio
     
 

Edited by eminent leaders in the field and with contributions from key international experts, Heart Failure: Pathogenesis and Management explores all aspects of myocardial disorders. It begins with an examination of the basic concepts of myocardial architecture and physiology, and then considers the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in the evolution of

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Edited by eminent leaders in the field and with contributions from key international experts, Heart Failure: Pathogenesis and Management explores all aspects of myocardial disorders. It begins with an examination of the basic concepts of myocardial architecture and physiology, and then considers the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in the evolution of cardiomyopathic disorders. The third section explores secondary disorders, describing the full range of common pathogenesis. It provides practical guidance on the management of cardiomyopathies and reviews of the latest non-transplant surgical intervention techniques in the management of end-stage cardiomyopathies.

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Reviewer: Barbara A Pisani, DO (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This comprehensive review of heart failure is written with a focus on pathophysiology and the molecular basis of disease, yet provides clinically relevant supportive evidence, making the book a valuable tool in managing patients.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide comprehensive anatomic, pathophysiologic and moleclular basis to cardiomyopathy. The focus of therapeutic strategies described is their pathogenic mechanisms. The somewhat unorthodox style is a welcome change, when compared to typical evidence-based data, and the authors have done an excellent job in fulfilling this purpose.
Audience: The authors hope to attract an audience that includes residents, cardiology fellows, and those involved in cardiovasular medicine. I think this book will prove sufficiently thought-provoking to the audience. The authors are authoritative in their discussions and use of references.
Features: This is a "soup to nuts" book which covers the basic myocyte anatomy and physiology to the development and treatment of cardiomyopathies. The book includes pathology illustrations in color. Despite the emphasis on pathophysiology, the book is easy to read. Given this focus, one might be concerned that the book lacks sufficient clinically relevant data to allow for its use by practitioners. However, there are excellent reviews of clinically pertinent data, although presented in a unique manner. It does not however, discuss cardiac transplantation in the context of cardiomyopathy.
Assessment: This book will be a useful addition to the library of those entering cardiology and those who wish to review the basic research which has lead us to the current approach to patients with cardiomyopathy. Although it is not a comprehensive cardiology textbook, it will be an excellent addition to other heart failure books.
Reviewer: Barbara A Pisani, DO(Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This comprehensive review of heart failure is written with a focus on pathophysiology and the molecular basis of disease, yet provides clinically relevant supportive evidence, making the book a valuable tool in managing patients.
Purpose: "The purpose is to provide comprehensive anatomic, pathophysiologic and moleclular basis to cardiomyopathy. The focus of therapeutic strategies described is their pathogenic mechanisms. The somewhat unorthodox style is a welcome change, when compared to typical evidence-based data, and the authors have done an excellent job in fulfilling this purpose. "
Audience: The authors hope to attract an audience that includes residents, cardiology fellows, and those involved in cardiovasular medicine. I think this book will prove sufficiently thought-provoking to the audience. The authors are authoritative in their discussions and use of references.
Features: "This is a "soup to nuts" book which covers the basic myocyte anatomy and physiology to the development and treatment of cardiomyopathies. The book includes pathology illustrations in color. Despite the emphasis on pathophysiology, the book is easy to read. Given this focus, one might be concerned that the book lacks sufficient clinically relevant data to allow for its use by practitioners. However, there are excellent reviews of clinically pertinent data, although presented in a unique manner. It does not however, discuss cardiac transplantation in the context of cardiomyopathy. "
Assessment: This book will be a useful addition to the library of those entering cardiology and those who wish to review the basic research which has lead us to the current approach to patients with cardiomyopathy. Although it is not a comprehensive cardiology textbook, it will be an excellent addition to other heart failure books.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781901865844
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/22/2001
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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'This book provides a broad and comprehensive overview ... It will become indispensable as a reference book for all cardiologists.' - Acta Cardiologica

'This book helps us to stand at the edge of what is known and look forward.' - Congestive Heart Failure

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