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Management of Heart Failure: Volume 1: Medical / Edition 1

Management of Heart Failure: Volume 1: Medical / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9781849967273
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 11/05/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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