Heart Failure Mechanisms and Management

Heart Failure Mechanisms and Management

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ISBN-13: 9783642635090
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Pages: 474
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Molecular and Biochemical Aspects.- Autonomic Receptor Function in Congestive Heart Failure.- Beta-Adrenoceptors in Heart Failure: A Mechanism or a cAMP Follower?.- Anti-?-Adrenoceptor Autoantibodies with ?-Adrenergic Agonistic Activity from Patients with Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy.- Pathophysiological Aspects of Heart Failure.- Heart Failure: Etiological Models and Therapeutic Challenges.- Vascular Compliance in Heart Failure: A Contributor to Impedance, and the Response to Vasodilator Drugs.- Cardiac and Baroreflex Control of the Circulation in Heart Failure.- Ventricular Function in Heart Failure.- Matching of Ventricular Properties with Arterial Load Under Normal and Variably Depressed Cardiac States.- Targeting Evaluation and Treatment of Heart Failure by Pressure-Volume Relations.- Importance of the Pericardium in Relation to Normal and Abnormal Ventricular Diastolic Function.- Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques in the Assessment of Patients with Heart Failure.- Radionuclide Evaluation of Ventricular Performance in Congestive Heart Failure: An Overview.- New Method for the Assessment of Right Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Function Using Digital Subtraction Right Ventriculography.- Heart Failure in Acute Ischemic Syndromes and Acute Myocardial Infarction.- Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Function Immediately After Acute Coronary Artery Occlusion.- Can Thrombolysis Prevent Ischemic Heart Failure?.- Acute Right Ventricular Infarction: Pathogenesis of Low Systemic Output and Therapeutic Implications.- Rheumatic Heart Disease and Valvular Heart Disease.- Mechanisms and Management of Heart Failure in Active Rheumatic Carditis.- Morphometric Structure of the Failing Left Ventricular Myocardium in Aortic Valve Disease Before and After Valve Replacement.- Heart Failure in Patients with Valve Disease: The Timing of Valve Replacement.- Cardiomyopathies.- Cardiomyopathies: Morphological Aspects.- Morphological Correlates of Cardiac Failure in Patients with End-stage Cardiomyopathy.- Influence of Ventricular Structure and Function on the Management of Heart Failure in Cardiomyopathies.- Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure.- Inotropic Drugs in the Management of Heart Failure.- Effects of Different Positive Inotropic Drugs in Congestive Heart Failure.- Pharmacological Properties and Mechanism of Action of Denopamine in Experimental Animals.- Long-Term Double-Blind Comparative Study of Ibopamine Versus Placebo in the Treatment of Chronic Congestive Heart Failure.- Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors.- Neuroendocrine-Renal Relationships in Heart Failure: Effect of Captopril.- Nitrate Therapy.- The In Vitro Metabolism of Nitrovasodilators and Their Conversion into Vasoactive Species.- The Role of Nitrates in Congestive Heart Failure.- Isosorbide Dinitrate and Nitroglycerin Oral Spray in Heart Failure.- Improved Left Ventricular Geometry and Function by Prolonged Nitroglycerin Therapy after Acute Myocardial Infarction.- Hemodynamic Effects of Subchronic Therapy with 120 mg Isosorbide Dinitrate Slow-Release in Coronary Artery Disease and Left Heart Failure.- Calcium Antagonists.- Calcium Antagonists in the Management of Heart Failure.- A Critical Appraisal of the Role of Calcium Antagonists in the Management of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease.- Central and Renal Hemodynamic Effects of Diltiazem in Chronic Heart Failure.- Nisoldipine: Vasodilatory Effects of a Second-Generation Dihydropyridine.- Acute Hemodynamic Effects of Nisoldipine in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Reduced Left Ventricular Function.- Acute and Chronic Effects of Nisoldipine in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure.- Cardiac Arrhythmias in Heart Failure.- Arrhythmogenic Effects of Inotropic Agents Acting via Cyclic AMP and the Calcium Channel.- Prevalence, Significance, and Control of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with Heart Failure.- Exercise Physiology and Exercise Therapy in Heart Failure.- Exercise Testing and Training of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Dysfunction.- Hemodynamic Response to Exercise in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure.- Substrate Utilization During Exercise in Chronic Cardiac Failure.- Neurohumoral Mechanisms.- Metabolic and Neurogenic Determinants of Blood Flow in Congestive Heart Failure.- Natriuretic Peptides from the Heart, Brain, and Kidney: Localization, Processing, Vasoactivity, and Proteolytic Degradation.- Newer Interventional Techniques.- Percutaneous Laser Angioplasty in the Treatment of Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Disease.- The Influence of Percutaneous Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasty on Heart Failure in Elderly Patients with Calcific Aortic Stenosis.- Newer Surgical Techniques in the Patient with Heart Failure.- Cardiomyoplasty: A New Approach to Surgical Treatment of Heart Failure.- Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy and Ventriculoplasty: Early Angiographic Results and Long-Term Follow-Up.- Cardiac Assist Devices, Heart Transplantation.- Hemodynamic Effect of the Jarvik 7–70 Total Artificial Heart: The Minneapolis Heart Institute Experience.- Selection of Therapy for Patients with Advanced Heart Failure: Tailored Afterload Reduction or Cardiac Transplantation?.- Current Problems in Heart and Heart-Lung Transplantation for Heart Failure.- Transplant Coronary Disease.

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