Heart Failure in Clinical PracticeEditat de Michael Y. Henein
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 07 Sep 2010
Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome caused by a variety of etiologies: myocardial, valvular, and congenital. While the majority of its signs and symptoms are because of myocardial disease, one should not forget the less common cases which need the surgeon’s intervention. In addition, the fast development of cardiac devices has set a platform for potential recovery of patients previously considered as end-stage heart failure. I strongly recommend this excellent and comprehensive book edited by Professor Michael Henein as a manual and guide for understanding and managing patients with heart failure. Donald Ross v Preface Over the years we have made considerable progress in the diagnosis and management of the syndrome of heart failure, the end-stage of most cardiac diseases. A Pharaonic diag- sis by means of observation of the signs of fuid retention has now been replaced by n- invasive cardiac function assessment, while tests for myocardial pathology and the assessment of intra-cardiac pressures aid in the diagnosis.
Definition, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Etiology and Pathophysiology of Heart Failure.- Inherited Myocardial Diseases.- Valvular Heart Disease in Heart Failure.- Congenital Heart Disease.- Heart Failure with a Normal Ejection Fraction.- Right Heart Failure.- Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.- Cardiac Cachexia in Chronic Heart Failure: The Metabolic Facet of CHF.- Breathing Disturbances in Heart Failure.- Stress Echocardiography.- Echocardiography in Heart Failure.- Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging in the Assessment of Patients with Heart Failure.- Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Heart Failure.- Principles of Treatment and Pharmacotherapy.- Nonpharmacological Therapies.- Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure Syndromes.- Natriuretic Peptides.- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.- Device Therapy in Heart Failure.- The Role of Surgery in Heart Failure.
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Over the years, there has been considerable progress in the diagnosis and management of the syndrome of heart failure, the end-stage of most cardiac diseases. While the outlook for heart failure patients is significantly improved, little has yet been achieved in prevention of the condition and much remains to be done to delay disease progression and alleviate symptoms. This cannot be achieved without further high quality research, particularly into the causes of heart failure itself and its progression from other less serious conditions. As heart failure is commonly increasing, there is a need for all medical practitioners to be aware of the early signs and symptoms so early diagnosis and appropriate management can be offered. Heart Failure in Clinical Practice provides a toolkit for clinicians to guide them in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected heart failure. Algorithms and flow diagrams are included to give the reader an illustrated snapshot of the decisions involved in the management of these patients. The more controversial issues mentioned in the chapters of this book aim to stimulate clinicians to progress these ideas.
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