This volume presents a fresh international perspective on current approaches to treating heart failure. An accessible reference for hospital-based specialists, the book provides an update on recent advances in therapeutics and pharmacology, as well as ongoing trials. Four major sections concentrate on a review of screening, assessment and diagnosis; an update on drug treatments; an update on device therapy; and a description of best practice recommendations for managing clinically challenging cases
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About the Author
Barry Greenberg, University of California San Diego
Denise Barnard, University of California San Diego
Sanjiv Narayan, University of California San Diego
John Teerlink, University of California San Diego
Table of Contents
List of contributors.
Section 1 Prevention and evaluation of heart failure.
1 Preventing heart failure (Barry H. Greenberg, MD and DeniseD. Barnard, MD).
2 Biomarkers in heart failure (Leo Slavin, MD, Thomas K. Ro,MD and Alan S. Maisel, MD, FACC).
3 Imaging the failing heart (Nico R. Van de Veire, MD, PhDand Jeroen J. Bax, MD, PhD).
Section 2 Treatment modalities.
4 Neurohormonal blocking agents in the treatment of patientswith left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure (RuchikaDutta, MD and Barry H. Greenberg, MD).
5 Digoxin, diuretics, and vasodilators in heart failure (DawnLombardo, MD).
6 Management of comorbidity in chronic heart failure (JustinA. Ezekowitz, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPC and Michael A. McDonald, MD,FRCPC).
7 Emerging therapies for heart failure (Barry H. Greenberg,MD and John G.F. Cleland, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC).
Section 3 Device and anti-arrhythmic therapy of heartfailure.
8 Preventing sudden cardiac arrest in the heart failure patient(Sanjiv M. Narayan, MB, MD, FRCP, FACC).
9 Cardiac resynchronization therapy: indications for treatmentand strategies for optimizing results (Sanjiv M. Narayan, MB,MD, FRCP, FACC).
10 Treatment of atrial arrhythmias in heart failure patients(Mark D. O'Neill, MB, BCh, BAO, DPhil; Matthew Wright, MBBS,PhD; Pierre Jaís, MD; Sebastien Knecht, MD; Isabelle Nault,MD; Seiichiro Matsuo, MD; Shinsuke Miyazaki, MD; Andrej Pernat, MD;Amir Jadidi, MD; Frederic Sacher, MD; D. Wyn Davies, MD, FRCP,FHRS; Jacques Clèmenty, MD; Michel Haïssaguerre, MD andM'eleze Hocini, MD).
11 Devices for following heart failure patients (Philip B.Adamson, MD, FACC).
Section 4 Individualizing treatment of heart failure.
12 Recognising and managing the patient with heart failure andpreserved ejection fraction (Margaret M. Redfield, MD).
13 Treating systolic heart failure (Vijay U. Rao, MD, PhD andJohn R. Teerlink, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC).
14 Treatment of acutely decompensated heart failure (John R.Teerlink, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC).
15 Management of advanced heart failure (RonaldFreudenberger, MD).
What People are Saying About This
"Cardiologists from the US and Britain, but also specialists from Canada and the Netherlands offer a comprehensive guide to current approaches and practices for preventing and evaluating heart failure, treatment modalities, device and anti-arrhythmic therapy, and individualizing treatment." (Booknews, 1 February 2011)