This comprehensively covers everything from pathophysiology to the evaluation of patients presenting with heart failure to medical management, device therapy, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, and include relevant cardiac imaging studies such as echocardiograms and magnetic resonance imaging studies which could be seen in their entirety as well as pathology slides, hemodynamic tracings and videos of cardiac surgery such as heart transplants and ventricular assist device implantation. Finally, the book would have videos of patients with heart failure, heart transplants or ventricular assist devices, describing their clinical presentation and experiences. It is structured so that it can be used as a guide by physicians studying for the general Cardiology or Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantations Boards. This book offers comprehensive information on all aspects of heart failure. Coverage includes information on the pathophysiology of heart failure, the clinical evaluation of patients with heart failure, and device therapy such as pacemakers and defibrillators.
Molecular Changes in Heart Failure.- Hemodynamics and Heart Failure.- Imaging and Heart Failure.- Acute and Chronic Right Ventricular Failure.- Inhibition of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System.- Inhibition of the Sympathetic Nervous System.- Management of the Patient with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Classification, Epidemiology and Pathophysiology.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Presentation, Physical Exam, and Laboratory Evaluation.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure –Treatment Guidelines.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Treatment – Specific Therapies.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure – Treatment with Guideline Determined Medical Therapy and Discharge Planning.- Cardiac-Oncology: Management of the Patient with Heart Failure after Chemotherapy.- Atrial Arrhythmias and Heart Failure.- Ventricular Arrhythmias and Heart Failure.- Cardiac Defibrillators and Heart Failure.- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure.- Revascularization and Heart Failure.- Valve Repair and Replacement in Congestive Heart Failure
Patient Selection for Cardiac Transplantation.- Pathophysiology of the Alloimmune Response and Immunosuppression.- Antibody-Mediated Rejection.- Infections After Cardiac Transplantation.- Post-Transplant Complications—Hypertension, Renal Dysfunction, Diabetes Mellitus, Malignancy, Arrhythmias, Osteoporosis, Sexual Dysfunction.- Patient Selection.- Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support.- Mechanical Circulatory Support as a Bridge to Heart Transplantation.- Medical Management of the Patient with Chronic Mechanical Circulatory Support.- The Total Artificial Heart.- Physiology of Stem Cells.- Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure.- Origins of Quality Metrics.- Exercise and Patients with Heart Failure.- Heart Failure Management and Development of Heart Failure Programs.- Inflammation and Heart Failure
Howard Eisen, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
This book elucidates the etiology of heart failure (HF) to assist understanding in the clinical therapies available. It explains these in light of the better understanding of the pathophysiology of HF, which has translated into dramatic improvements in patient outcome.
The chapters detail the causes, diagnosis and treatment of HF, and recognize that having become the leading cause of morbidity, mortality and hospitalization in the developed world, even patients with the most advanced HF have options that allow prolonged survival. This includes alternatives to cardiac transplantation, including mechanical circulatory support with a rapidly growing number of new, smaller, more reliable devices becoming available.
Heart Failure: A Comprehensive Guide to Pathophysiology and Clinical Care will be critical reading for all involved in the management of these patients and provides a scientific and clinical reference for trainees in cardiovascular disease as well as physicians involved in caring for these patients.
Provide comprehensive information about all aspects of heart failure
Includes information on the pathophysiology of heart failure, the clinical evaluation of patients with heart failure, the medical management of these patients, device therapy such as pacemakers and defibrillators, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support with ventricular assist devices