Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

Hardcover | August 25, 2011

EditorTheresa A. McDonagh, Roy S. Gardner, Andrew L. Clark

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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.

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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...

Theresa A. McDonagh is Reader in Cardiology and Heart Failure and Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Heart Failure at King's College Hospital. Prior to coming to London, she was a senior lecturer and consultant cardiologist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary where she was the ca...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:664 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 1.43 inPublished:August 25, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

What is heart failure?1. Andrew L. Clark: What is heart failure?2. Andrew L. Clark: Heart failure syndromesEpidemiology3. Theresa A. McDonagh and Kaushik Guha: The epidemiology of heart failureThe aetiology of heart failure4. Colette E. Jackson and Roy S. Gardner: The classical causes of heart failure5. Giuseppe Limongelli and Perry M. Elliott: The genetics of heart failure6. Stanley H. Korman and Andre Keren: Metabolic heart failure7. L. Swan: Aetiology of congenital heart disease8. Roy S. Gardner and Andrew L. Clark: Infective and infiltrative causes of heart failure9. Martin Denvir: Iatrogenic heart failurePathophysiology of heart failure: cellular and molecular changes10. Godfrey Smith and Rachel Myles: Intracellular calcium handling in heart failure11. Peter H. Sugden and Stephen J. Fuller: Myocardial energetics12. Alex Lyon: The failing cardiomyocytePathophysiology of heart failure: systolic dysfunction13. Theresa A. McDonagh and Henry J. Dargie: The pathophysiology of heart failureNeurohormonal adaptations14. Theresa A. McDonagh: Cardiac natriuretic peptides and heart failure15. Ben Szwejkowski, Sushma Rekhraj, and Allan Struthers: Vasopressin16. Stamatis Adamopoulos, Panagiota Georgiadou, and Vassilios Voudris: Cytokines and infl ammatory markersThe diagnosis of heart failure17. Diagnosing heart failureNoninvasive investigation18. Roy S. Gardner: Basic investigation of heart failure19. Alison Duncan: Echocardiography20. Pushan Bharadwaj and S. Richard Underwood: Nuclear medicine in heart failure21. C. Parsai and S.K. Prasad: Heart failure imaged by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging22. Joanne D. Schuijf, Laurens F. Tops, and Jeroen J. Bax: CT imaging techniques23. Klaus K. Witte: Metabolic exercise testing in chronic heart failureInvasive investigation24. Roy S. Gardner: Invasive investigationPrognostication25. Roy S. Gardner: PrognosticationComorbidities26. Andrew L. Clark: Diastolic heart failure27. Andrew L. Clark: Right heart failure28. Peter van der Meer and Dirk J. van Veldhuisen: The patient with heart failure and anaemia29. Darren Green and Philip A. Kalra: The patient with heart failure and renal dysfunction30. Mike Greenstone: The patient with heart failure and chronic lung disease31. T.J. Corte and S.J. Wort: Pulmonary hypertension in left heart disease32. Andrew Jamieson: Heart failure and diabetes mellitus33. Gregory Ducroq, Bernard Iung, and Alec Vahanian: The patient with valvular heart disease and heart failure34. Anita K. Simonds: The patient with heart failure and sleep-disordered breathing35. Nicola L. Walker and Anne McEntegart: Heart failure and arthritis36. Ashley Nisbet and Derek Connelly: The patient with heart failure and arrhythmiasMedical therapy for chronic heart failure37. Iain Squire and Andrew L. Clark: Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and vasodilators38. Henry J. Dargie and Desmond Fitzgerald: ? -Adrenoreceptor antagonists and heart failure39. Sushma Rekhraj, Ben Szwejkowski, and Allan Struthers: Aldosterone antagonists40. John McMurray: Angiotensin receptor blockers41. Andrew L. Clark, Alison P. Coletta, and John G.F. Cleland: Therapeutic control of fl uid balance in chronic heart failure42. Andrew J.S. Coats: Digoxin43. John G.F. Cleland, Azam Torabi, Jufen Zhang, and Raj K. Chelliah: Antithrombotic agentsMedical therapy for acute heart failure44. Susanna Price: Inotropes, pressors, and vasodilatorsNonpharmacological management45. Massimo F. Piepoli and Andrew L. Clark: Cardiac rehabilitation and chronic heart failure46. Lynda Blue and Yvonne Millerick: Nonpharmacological managementDevice therapy for heart failure47. Rachel Myles and Derek Connelly: Implantable cardioverter-defi brillators in heart failure48. Badrinathan Chandrasekaran and Peter J. Cowburn: Cardiac resynchronization therapySurgical therapy for heart failure49. Nicholas R. Banner, Andre R. Simon, and Margaret M. Burke: Heart transplantation50. John R. Pepper: Revascularization and remodelling surgery51. Emma J. Birks and Mark Slaughter: Ventricular assist devices, including intra-aortic balloon pumps52. Andrew Murday: Mitral valve surgery in heart failureVentilatory strategies in heart failure53. Mhamed Mebazaa and Alexandre Mebazaa: Ventilatory strategies in acute heart failureDisease management54. Suzanna Hardman: Multidisciplinary heart failure management programmes55. Miriam Johnson: End of life56. Jillian P. Riley and Martin R. Cowie: MonitoringFuture therapies57. Andrew L. Clark, Henry J. Dargie, Roy S. Gardner, and Theresa A. McDonagh: The future