Chronic heart failure is now finally getting the recognition it deserves as a major public health problem. Increased awareness in the medical community has been reflected by the emergence of specialist journals and meetings, specific patient resources, public awareness campaigns, and a massive increase in research activities directed toward the problem.
As part of this increase in activity to combat heart failure, numerous books have been produced that address pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, and management principles.
The definitive one-stop guide to treating -- and preventing -- heart failure
This practical reference provides all the expert guidance and up-to-the-minute clinical perspectives you need to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with heart failure. A major focus of the book is integration of various management approaches to maximize patient benefit. Coverage begins with a brief introduction to the incidence and causes of heart failure, then quickly moves into a more thorough clinical overview of symptom evaluation, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment methods, hospitalization, surgical treatments, and more.
Clear, step-by-step coverage of prevention and all treatment modalities with evidence-based recommendations
Full examination of the types of heart failure, prevalence, morbidity and associated co-morbidities, mortality, risk factors, etiologies, cardiomyopathies, and pathophysiology
Key perspectives on the use of ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, aldosterone antagonists, IV vasoactive medications, diuretics, digitalis, surgical procedures and devices, and more
Need-to-know procedures for patient evaluation
Heart failure disease management programs and pathways of care that can be applied in any practice setting
Clinically relevant diagrams, figures, and algorithms