Heart Failure (OSH)

Paperback | November 17, 2014

byRoy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh, Niki L. Walker

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Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology. Many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. This is true for cardiologists in training, consultant cardiologists, care of the elderly and general physicians,cardiothoracic surgeons, primary care doctors, pharmacists and specialist nurses. With advances in medical therapy, the prognosis of the condition has improved dramatically. Whereas once heart failure was a pre-terminal diagnosis, now for many it is treatable. However, some patients remain symptomatic and at high risk of death despite maximal medical therapy. These patients canbenefit from a range of novel device therapies. For those who remain symptomatic despite optimal treatment cardiac transplantation remains an option. This updated book comprehensively covers all aspects necessary to manage a patient with heart failure. It gives simple, clear advice on the diagnosis, investigation and treatment options available highlighting the current evidence-base. The chapters provide concise and objective information to guideall health care professionals involved in the modern day multi-disciplinary management of the syndrome. The book is set out logically to mirror the patient journey in heart failure.An updated edition of the first practical manual of heart failure management.

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Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology. Many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. This is true for cardiologists in training, consultant cardiologists, care of the elderly and general physicians,cardiothoracic surgeons, primary care doctors, pha...

Roy Gardner is the lead Consultant Cardiologist for the Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank. He has a specialist interest in advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and complex devices. He is an honorary Senior Clinical Lect...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.01 inPublished:November 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199674159

ISBN - 13:9780199674152

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Table of Contents

Section 1 - Introduction to Heart Failure1. Definition of heart failure; basic epidemiology and pathophysiologySection 2 - Chronic Heart Failure2. Diagnosis and investigation3. Estimating prognosis4. Non-pharmacological management5. Pharmacological management6. Device therapy - which devices and for whom?7. Revascularisation8. Other surgical techniques9. Cardiac transplantation10. Mechanical circulatory supportSection 3 - Heart Failure and Co-morbid conditions11. The patient with heart failure and adult congenital heart disease12. The patient with heart failure and anaemia13. The patient with heart failure and angina14. The patient with heart failure and arrhythmias15. The patient with heart failure and arthritis16. The patient with heart failure and cancer17. The patient with heart failure and diabetes mellitus18. The patient with heart failure and obstructive lung disease19. The patient with heart failure and pregnancy20. The patient with heart failure and preserved systolic function21. The patient with heart failure and renal dysfunction22. The patient with heart failure and right ventricular dysfunction23. The patient with heart failure and specific muscle disease24. The patient with heart failure and valvular diseaseSection 4 - Acute Heart Failure25. Definition, aetiology, differing presentations and consequences26. ManagementSection 5 - Procedures27. Central venous cannulation28. Swan Ganz catheterisation29. Cardiac biopsy30. IABP insertion31. Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing32. CRT optimisationSection 6 - Detailed pharmacology and evidence base for drugs33. ACE inhibitors34. Beta-adrenoreceptor antagonists35. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists36. Angiotensin receptor antagonists37. Diuretics and aquaretics38. Rate limiting agents39. Inotropes and vasopressors40. VasodilatorsSection 7 - Multi-professional Heart Failure Care41. Heart failure services42. Palliative care

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Reviews of Previous Edition: "Very well written, nicely presented, good pictures-diagrams, top rate book. I borrowed this book from my hospital library and decided I needed to buy it." --Amazon