Although the incidence of coronary heart disease is falling, its major complication, heart failure, is increasing in frequency. All health care practitioners will encounter patients with heart failure, presenting either acutely or in need of chronic heart failure management. However withrecent advances in medical therapy, the prognosis of the condition has improved dramatically so that whereas once heart failure was a pre-terminal diagnosis, now for many it is treatable. Taking the reader from an understanding of the basic mechanisms of heart failure through to an appreciation of the complexities of heart failure management and the remarkable improvements possible with good treatment, this definitive textbook is written by internationally renowned leaders in theirfield and comprehensively covers all aspects necessary to manage a patient with heart failure. In full colour throughout, containing over 300 illustrations, and supported by detailed referencing from the huge evidence base that has developed over the last two decades, Oxford Textbook of HeartFailure also includes extensive chapters on common co-morbidities, and will be essential reading for consultant cardiologists and those in training, general physicians and those caring of the elderly, cardiothoracic surgeons, primary care doctors, pharmacists, and specialist nurses.