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Acute Heart Failure

Acute Heart Failure
Putting the Puzzle of Pathophysiology and Evidence Together in Daily Practice

by Wolfgang Krüger,Andrew Ludman

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-05-31
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 3034600224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Acute heart failure is a potentially life threatening situation where correct, rapid therapy can have a life saving impact. In this rapidly changing area of medicine this text aims to bring the latest understanding of the pathophysiology together with a practical guide to diagnosis and management using a thoroughly evidence based approach. This will appeal to a wide audience of health care professionals who will treat patients with acute heart failure, including doctors, medical students, nurses, and other professionals in the Emergency Department, General Internal Medicine, Anaesthetics, Cardiology (Medicine and Surgery) and Critical Care settings. It may be used as an evidence based guide for the junior practitioner or as an aide-memoire for the more senior. Always keeping the underlying pathophysiology at the forefront of the discussion, the reader is encouraged to understand the aetiology of the acute situation and how to direct management in order to correct the abnormal physiology. Each chapter is heavily referenced allowing the reader to easily refer to the original experimental studies and pursue topics in more detail if required. This text is a valuable addition to any practitioner who treats patients with acute heart failure and wants a deeper understanding of the condition.

Heart Failure

Heart Failure
A Case-Based Approach

by Peter S. Rahko

  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • Release : 2013-11-30
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 193628751X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heart failure is defined as the weakening of the heart's pumping power, and that it is unable to adequately supply the body with oxygen and nutrients. As the heart weakens it tends to stretch and stiffen under the stress. The kidneys respond by causing the body to retain fluid. If fluid builds up in the arms, legs, ankles, feet, lungs, or other organs, the body becomes congested, and congestive heart failure is the term used to describe the condition. Heart failure is the result of heart damage that can be caused by a number of diseases, including coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, valvular disease, diabetes, or combinations of these disorders. The individual chapters in Heart Failure reflects the manifestations of heart failure that are commonly encountered by the practicing cardiologist and encompasses heart failure as a new diagnosis, as a chronic problem, end-stage heart failure, heart failure associated with other cardiac disease and with other systemic diseases. There are also two specific chapters on determining prognosis and evaluating familial disease.

Heart Failure

Heart Failure
Bench to Bedside

by José Marín-García

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2010-06-23
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN : 1607611473
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heart Failure (HF) is the final and common pathway of all cardiovascular diseases. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside helps address a significant need to develop new paradigms and to identify novel therapeutic targets for this pervasive disease. An authoritative contribution to the field, this book provides a detailed description of new findings and emerging methodologies, as well as a critical clinical evaluation of the complex HF syndrome and future therapies. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside includes a primer on gene profiling and bioenergetics of the normal heart and a discussion of the molecular, genetic, biochemical and cellular techniques critical to understanding HF. Further chapters discuss cardiac remodeling, oxidative stress, and alterations in other organs and systems that are often associated with HF. This book thoughtfully evaluates current and forthcoming diagnostic techniques and therapies, pharmaceutical and pharmacogenomic-based individualized medicine, gene and cell-based therapies, and the search for new frontiers. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside presents a clear view of up-to-date approaches to clinical diagnosis and treatment, as well as offering insightful critiques of original and creative scientific thoughts on post-genomic HF research.

Heart Failure

Heart Failure
Device Management

by Arthur Feldman

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-10-29
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781444314434
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When you're considering device therapy for a patient with heart failure, be sure to consult this concise reference for the latest information on who benefits most from which device.In clear, straightforward prose, Dr. Feldman addresses: Resynchronization Therapy, ICD, Ultrafiltration, Impulse Therapy, Chronic Implantable Monitoring, Bioimpedance, EECP, and more. With chapters devoted to monitoring the patient on device therapy and the future of device therapy in heart failure, this book makes an important contribution to patient care.

Heart Failure

Heart Failure
Providing Optimal Care

by Mariell Jessup,Kathleen M. McCauley

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-04-15
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1405140178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The objective of this text is to synthesise the research based clinical treatment strategies that have been found to be most effective in the clinical management of heart failure as a disease. Incorporating recommendations from state of the art guidelines, the text will comprehensively address both in-patient management of acute exacerbations, and out-patient management to improve survival, quality of life, and functional status. The editors are active members of the American Heart Association and influential councils on clinical cardiology and cardiovascular medicine, and have assembled a team of contributors prominent in the field of heart failure and transplantation. They aim, through this publication, to translate the findings of recent research into a practical clinical framework for physicians caring for patients on a daily basis.

Management of Heart Failure

Management of Heart Failure
Volume 1: Medical

by Ragavendra R. Baliga,Garrie J. Haas

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-09-09
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 1447166574
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new edition of Medical Management of Heart Failure will provide the full spectrum of medical options, ICU management and rehabilitation, while also prepare the reader for the second volume of Comprehensive Management of Heart Failure by introducing the surgical options in heart failure from transplant to the more noninvasive procedures in the interventional radiology department. The contributing authors are all key opinion leaders in the medical management of heart failure. This volume is designed to integrate with its sister surgery title, but also alone be the definitive guide to the medical management of heart failure.

Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease
A Book

by James William Brown

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heart Failure

Heart Failure
Pathophysiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Management

by Arnold M. Katz,Marvin A. Konstam

  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release : 2012-11-07
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 146980185X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Second Edition of Dr. Katz's highly acclaimed text has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest advances in the study and treatment of heart failure. The book explains the pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, clinical manifestations, and therapy of heart failure in an integrated, reader-friendly manner that is accessible to both clinicians and basic scientists. More than 100 illustrations, most created for this book by the authors, complement the text. This edition has been completely reorganized. Chapters describe the hemodynamic basis for the clinical manifestations of heart failure; the neurohumoral responses in heart failure and key signaling pathways that mediate functional responses; the proliferative responses in failing hearts; the cellular and molecular abnormalities in the failing heart; the rationale for various therapeutic approaches; and the management of specific groups of patients. The chapters on therapy have been written by a noted clinician, Marvin A. Konstam.

Manual of Heart Failure

Manual of Heart Failure
A Book

by Kanu Chatterjee,Mark Anderson,Donald Heistad,Richard E Kerber

  • Publisher : JP Medical Ltd
  • Release : 2014-05-30
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 9350906309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comprehensive guide to heart failure for clinicians. Includes chapter in cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Internationally recognised US author team.

Improving Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure

Improving Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure
A practical guide to specialist nurse intervention

by Simon Stewart,Lynda Blue

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-04-15
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0470750197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heart failure is a condition that often results in chronic tiredness and shortness of breath. It also requires complex nursing and medical treatment, especially after a hospital admission, which is all too frequent for persons with heart failure. This book describes and discusses the latest research concerning the benefits of having specially trained nurses manage the care of patients with heart failure after they have been discharged from hospital to their own home. Leading nurses and doctors from around the world discuss their experiences with this type of innovative and effective care program. Building upon these experiences, the book also contains a practical guide to developing this type of care program into a fully functional service that provides quality care to those patients admitted to hospital with heart failure.

Topics in Heart Failure Management

Topics in Heart Failure Management
A Book

by Giuseppe Rescigno,Michael S. Firstenberg

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-06-19
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 1838809473
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This textbook represents a short update on original aspects of heart failure. It covers topics of heart failure management such as prevention, drug monitoring after heart transplant, and the critical care approach. There are also chapters on less common facets of this syndrome such as prevalence and features in a specific African region and the complexity of telemedicine in heart failure. In summary, it will be a valid adjunct to more exhaustive textbooks already available.

Cardiovascular Emergencies, Part I, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics

Cardiovascular Emergencies, Part I, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics
A Book

by Giovanni Esposito,Michinari Hieda

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2020-03-07
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 032373314X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This issue of Heart Failure Clinics, guest edited by Giovanni Esposito and Michinari Hieda, will cover key topics in Cardiovascular Emergencies. This is part one of a two-part issue and is one of four issues selected each year by our series consulting editor, Dr. Eduardo Bossone. Topics discussed in this issue will include: Case Report in the ER, Case Report in the ICU, Acute and Chronic Effects of Cancer Drugs on the Cardiovascular System, Acute Mitral Regurgitation and Mitral Clip in an Emergency Case, Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction, Echocardiography Tips in the ER, Acute Myocardial Infarction in Left Main Trunk, Complicated Advanced Heart Failure, Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure, among others.

Advanced Heart Failure, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics, E-Book

Advanced Heart Failure, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics, E-Book
A Book

by James C. Fang,Michael M. Givertz

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2016-07-14
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN : 0323448658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This issue of the Heart Failure Clinics, edited by Drs. James Fang and Michael Givertz, is entitled "Advanced Heart Failure" and covers a wide array of topics relating to the subject. The issue will delve into the prevalence, history and prognosis of advanced heart failure; cardiorenal interactions; cardiohepatic interactions; the role of temporary mechanical circulatory support; guided therapy; the role of heart transplantation; palliative care; frailty; and novel biological techniques, among other topics.

4 Stages of Heart Failure, The

4 Stages of Heart Failure, The
A Book

by Brian E. Jaski, MD, FACC

  • Publisher : Cardiotext Publishing
  • Release : 2015-03-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1935395319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you understand heart failure, you understand cardiology This book applies practical clinical concepts to the latest four-stage model of heart failure from preclinical risk and early asymptomatic disease to classic symptomatic heart failure and finally advanced heart failure. This framework emphasizes a tailored approach to ongoing heart failure assessment to guide therapy and improve outcomes. Features: Illustrated with over 250 full-color figuresSpecific recommendations backed by clinical trial dataPractical algorithms for diagnosis and therapy Topics include: Prevention of heart failureIdentification and treatment of structural heart disease prior to heart failureHow to combine lifestyle changes, medications, and devices to improve outcomesReversing decompensated heart failureKey indicators of advanced heart failure and appropriate treatment optionsEmerging new therapies “This book will be valuable to all training and practicing clinicians. He writes as if you and he are both completing patient rounds together. Brian E. Jaski is to be commended for capturing the essence of treating this formidable clinical challenge and demystifying the stages of heart failure.” --From the foreword by Sidney C. Smith, Jr. MD FACC, FAHA, FESC, FACP Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Past President, American Heart Association Past President, World Heart Federation “The culmination of Dr. Jaski’s 25 years of teaching experience and clinical acumen is now available in one highly readable text designed to highlight key information and stimulate the learning process.” --Dylan E. Wessman, MD, FACC, FACP Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Naval Medical Center San Diego San Diego, California

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure
A Book

by William T. Abraham,Ragavendra R. Baliga

  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release : 2011-11-30
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1451147791
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by noted experts with day-to-day experience in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), this comprehensive, practical reference gives physicians a thorough knowledge of the indications, techniques for implantation, complications, programming, and follow-up of CRT devices in patients with heart failure and intra- and interventricular conduction delays. Each chapter has how-to and troubleshooting sections to help readers avoid or navigate the pitfalls encountered in day-to-day clinical practice. Each chapter also has a summary box capturing the key clinical pearls. This book will be a valuable aid in preparing for the Heart Rhythm Exam/International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) exam.

Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure

Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure
A Book

by W. Frank Peacock

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-03-06
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1617796263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This valuable guide to formulating care plans for acute heart failure patients in short-stay or observation units is now in a revised second edition. It sets out the medical needs, administrative processes and regulatory issues attendant on this patient group.

Heart Failure, An Issue of Critical Nursing Clinics, E-Book

Heart Failure, An Issue of Critical Nursing Clinics, E-Book
A Book

by Jennifer Kitchens

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2016-01-07
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 0323402437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heart failure is the only cardiovascular disease that is increasing. The impact on the critical care environment and the health care system, as a whole, is significant from both a cost and burden to the system perspective. There are 6.5 million hospital days a year and nearly $40 billion dollars in yearly health care costs attributed to heart failure in the United States. There are more Medicare monies spent for diagnosing and treating heart failure than any other Diagnosis Related Group. There is a 24% hospital re-admission rate for this diagnosis which leads to financial implications for health care systems. The human cost is also significant. Less than half of Americans diagnosed with heart failure survive greater than 5 years. The ongoing health care needs and cost of this chronic disease takes a significant toll on patients’ finances, time and quality of life. Over $2.9 billion dollars is spent annually on the pharmaceutical management of heart failure in the United States. This diagnosis is the leading cause of hospitalization for patients who are 65 years of age and older. Few health care providers in the critical care environment are not affected by heart failure on a routine basis. Caring for these patients and their families is both a challenging and yet a rewarding experience. This edition will provide critical care nurses with a comprehensive heart failure review which is essential in caring for this challenging population given the dynamic health and critical care environments.

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure
Proceedings of the Symposium on New Drugs and Devices October 30–31, 1986, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

by J. Morganroth,E. Neil Moore

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1461320771
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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About 2. 5 million individuals have congestive heart fai lure in the United States with over 400,000 new cases expected annually. Congestive heart failure also is one of the commonest causes for hospital admissions accounting for over 5 million hospital days per year. Despite the early recognition of this condition and active medical research into both mechanisms and therapy, prognosis continues to remain dismal wi th less than a 50% expected five year survival. In the last decade we have seen many new medical and therapeutic options for patients with congestive heart failure which extend beyond the use of bed rest, sodium restriction, digitalis and diuretics. These include vasodilators of a variety of types including the angiotensin conventional enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Also, many new inotropes are under active investigation both in oral and intravenous forms. In March of 1984 a survey of over 5000 physicians was performed under the auspices of the American Heart Association (reported in: JAOC 8:966, 1986). That survey showed that there was no universally accepted defini tion for congestive heart fai lure and that a wide spectrum of diagnostic cri teria for this common condi tion existed even among academic cardiologists. There was no clear standard as to even the mos t bas ic treatment of conges t i ve heart fai lure. For example, exercise restriction was recommended by 19% of physicians, 31% recommended no change in activity, and 50% either light exercise or an exercise conditioning program.

Fast Facts: Heart Failure

Fast Facts: Heart Failure
A Book

by D. Korczyk,G. Kaye

  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release : 2022-03-16
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 3318069892
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A better understanding of the mechanisms and pathophysiological pathways of heart failure (HF), improved management of associated comorbidities, and advances in identifying genetic cardiac disease have led to a near-revolution in the management of patients in terms of pharmacological treatments, surgery and devices. These developments have transformed outcomes and HF-associated mortality, and gene therapies further promise a brighter future for patients who experience the debilitating effects of HF. This new edition of 'Fast Facts: Heart Failure' starts with the definitions of HF (different types of HF require different treatments), then provides the latest thinking on mechanisms and clinical stages, underlying causes and the assessment and management of comorbidities. This is followed by simple diagnostic criteria and a comprehensive overview of investigations. The management chapters focus on the importance of self-care education and healthy lifestyle choices, together with the latest recommendations for pharmacological treatment, device therapy and cardiac surgery from international guidelines. The final chapter on developments is an indication of the ongoing innovation in this rapidly moving field. Table of Contents: • Definitions, classification and epidemiology • Pathophysiology and clinical stages • Causes • Comorbidities • Diagnosis • General management and lifestyle considerations • Pharmacological treatment • Non-pharmacological management • Advanced HF therapies • Prognosis • Developments and future directions

Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
A Book

by Lorna Swan,Alexandra A. Frogoudaki

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-06-27
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 331977803X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book sheds new light on the diagnosis and treatment of Heart Failure in adult patients with congenital heart disease. This is a rapidly growing clinical issue for this group of patients and the clinical teams caring for them. The book highlights the major clinical dilemmas in diagnosing heart failure in patients with a lifelong cardiac condition and describes in details the utility of biomarkers, complex imaging and functional tests, e.g. the cardiopulmonary exercise testing. A step-wise approach to treatment is described from drug therapy through to devices and transplantation. As such, the book offers an essential guide for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons looking to optimize the management of patients with delicate physiology and complex disease.