Heart Failure: A Practical Approach to Treatment: A Practical Approach to Treatment

Hardcover | August 1, 2007

byWilliam Abraham, Henry Krum

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The definitive one-stop guide to treating -- and preventing -- heart failure

This practical reference provides all the expert guidance and up-to-the-minute clinical perspectives you need to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with heart failure.A major focus of the book is integration of various management approaches to maximize patient benefit. Coverage begins with a brief introduction to the incidence and causes of heart failure, then quickly moves into a more thorough clinical overview of symptom evaluation, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment methods, hospitalization, surgical treatments, and more.

Features:

  • Clear, step-by-step coverage of prevention and all treatment modalities with evidence-based recommendations
  • Full examination of the types of heart failure, prevalence, morbidity and associated co-morbidities, mortality, risk factors, etiologies, cardiomyopathies, and pathophysiology
  • Key perspectives on the use of ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, aldosterone antagonists, IV vasoactive medications, diuretics, digitalis, surgical procedures and devices, and more
  • Need-to-know procedures for patient evaluation
  • Heart failure disease management programs and pathways of care that can be applied in any practice setting
  • Clinically relevant diagrams, figures, and algorithms

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The definitive one-stop guide to treating -- and preventing -- heart failureThis practical reference provides all the expert guidance and up-to-the-minute clinical perspectives you need to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with heart failure.A major focus of the book is integration of various management approaches to maximize patien...

William T. Abraham, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, is Professor of Internal Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology; Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Deputy Director, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute; The Ohio State University, Columbus Henry Krum, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, Professor of Medicine; C...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:332 pages, 9.3 × 7.5 × 0.94 inPublished:August 1, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071443150

ISBN - 13:9780071443159

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Table of Contents

Heart Failure

1 What is Heart Failure

2 The Epidemic of Heart Failure

3 What Causes Heart Failure

4 Pathophysiology of Heart Failure

5 How to Judge Disease Severity, Clinical Status and Prognosis

6 Therapeutic Approach to Heart Failure: An Overview

7 How to Evaluate Patients with Symptoms Suggestive of Heart Failure

8 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Heart Failure

9 How to Use Diuretics in Heart Failure Patients

10 How to Use Neurohormonal Antagonists in Heart Failure

11 Is There Still a Role for Digitalis in Heart Failure?

12 The Heart Failure Hospitalization

13 Ancillary Pharmacological Therapies for Heart Failure

14 Devices

15 Surgical Approaches to Heart Failure

16 When to Refer Patients for Heart Transplantation

17 Co-Morbidities & Heart Failure

18 Disease Management Overview

19 How to Develop a Heart Failure Management Pathway

20 Integrating Inpatient and Outpatient Management

21 What is a Heart Failure Clinic?

22 Putting it All Together: Optimizing the Management of Heart Failure Patients

23 Future Directions