Supportive Care in Heart Failure by James BeattieSupportive Care in Heart Failure by James Beattie

Supportive Care in Heart Failure

EditorJames Beattie, Sarah Goodlin

Hardcover | July 15, 2008

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Heart failure occurs in almost epidemic proportions, placing a huge burden on both the healthcare system, and sufferers and their families. This can only rise over coming years as the ageing population, particularly in industrialized countries, increasingly suffers from heart failure and itsrelated comorbidities. The care of this group of patients has evolved significantly over recent years as our knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology of heart failure has developed. It has become evident that supportive care is integral to comprehensive heart failure care, and this bookprovides an evidence-based overview of heart failure aetiology, its management, and the supportive care required by patients throughout the course of their disease.The complex nature of heart failure care requires a multidisciplinary team approach, and this book provides exactly that. It covers background information on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of heart failure, looking at both pharmacological and device therapy, and exploring the role of thesurgeon and the interdisciplinary team. Symptom management is comprehensively addressed, covering early stage symptoms through until the last few days of care, and including both physical and psychosocial support. Prognostication and communication are then explored, including decision making andethical dilemmas.Heart failure has traditionally presented a challenge to physicians, as a generally progressive condition with significant symptoms, a poor quality of life, and high mortality. But by applying the principles of palliative medicine, it is possible to offer a supportive care approach to the diseasethat synthesizes the experience of both the heart failure specialist and the palliative care physician, and offers the best possible quality of care to this group of patients.
James Beattie has had a long interest in heart failure. He was Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham and was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Heartlands Hospital in 1990. For about 15 years he has had an interest in palliative care for heart failure and for the past 3 years has been a National...
Title:Supportive Care in Heart FailureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.15 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198570287

ISBN - 13:9780198570288


Table of Contents

PART 1: HEART FAILURE1. James Beattie and Sarah Goodlin: Introduction - an overview of supportive care in heart failure2. John Cleland: The epidemiology of heart failure3. Masunori Matsuzaki, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Takeshi Yamamoto, Masafumi Yano: The pathophysiology of heart failure4. Paul Rocchiccioli and John McMurray: Heart failure optimal pharmacological therapy5. Mandeep Mehra and Sarah Goodlin: Device therapy for heart failure patients6. Stephen Westaby and Gabriele Bertoni: Advanced heart failure, the role of the surgeon7. Tiny Jaarsma: Interdisciplinary carePART 2: PATIENT - SYMPTOMATIC BURDEN8. Barbara Riegel, Corrine Jurgens and Jom Suwanno: Quality of life in heart failure9. Patricia Davidson, Phillip Newton and Peter MacDonald: Dyspnoea10. Lip-Bun Tan, Thomas Kohnlein and Mark Elliott: Sleep disordered breathing in congestive heart failure11. Rebecca Boxer and Ileana Pina: Fatigue and exercise intolerance12. Suzanne Wingate and Mary Wheeler: Pain in heart failure patients13. Stefan Anker, Mitja Lainscak and Anja Sandek: Cardiac cachexia14. Guiseppe Zuccala, Alice Laudisio and Roberto Bernabei: Cognitive impairment15. David Bekelman and Mark Sullivan: Depression and anxiety in patients with chronic heart failure16. Christina Puchalski and Ronald Gillilan: Spiritual support is important to heart failure patients17. Chris Ward and Neil Gillespie: Heart failure in the elderly/co-morbidities18. Jeffrey Teuteberg and Winnefred Teuteberg: The course to death in heart failure19. John Ellershaw and Miriam Johnson: The last few days of life20. Diane Snyder Cowan and Karen Hatfield: Bereavement support for patients and familiesPART 3: PROGNOSTICATION AND COMMUNICATION21. Douglas Lee, Peter Austin, Jack Tu and Maral Ouzounian: Mortality risk assessment and prognostication22. Timothy Quill and Sarah Goodlin: Communication between clinicians and their heart failure patients and families23. Clyde Yancy: Decision-making in advanced heart failure24. Katrina A. Bramstedt: Ethical dilemmas in therapy withdrawal25. Cynthia Goh: Challenges of cultural diversity26. Julia Addington-Hall and Angie Rogers: Palliative care research in the face of uncertainty27. Eric Cassell and Sarah Goodlin: Coping with patients' deaths