This volume presents a fresh international perspective on current approaches to treating heart failure. An accessible reference for hospital-based specialists, the book provides an update on recent advances in therapeutics and pharmacology, as well as ongoing trials. Four major sections concentrate on a review of screening, assessment and diagnosis; an update on drug treatments; an update on device therapy; and a description of best practice recommendations for managing clinically challenging cases
List of contributors.
Section 1 Prevention and evaluation of heart failure.
1 Preventing heart failure (Barry H. Greenberg, MD and Denise D. Barnard, MD).
2 Biomarkers in heart failure (Leo Slavin, MD, Thomas K. Ro, MD and Alan S. Maisel, MD, FACC).
3 Imaging the failing heart (Nico R. Van de Veire, MD, PhD and Jeroen J. Bax, MD, PhD).
Section 2 Treatment modalities.
4 Neurohormonal blocking agents in the treatment of patients with left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure (Ruchika Dutta, MD and Barry H. Greenberg, MD).
5 Digoxin, diuretics, and vasodilators in heart failure (Dawn Lombardo, MD).
6 Management of comorbidity in chronic heart failure (Justin A. Ezekowitz, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPC and Michael A. McDonald, MD, FRCPC).
7 Emerging therapies for heart failure (Barry H. Greenberg, MD and John G.F. Cleland, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC).
Section 3 Device and anti-arrhythmic therapy of heart failure.
8 Preventing sudden cardiac arrest in the heart failure patient (Sanjiv M. Narayan, MB, MD, FRCP, FACC).
9 Cardiac resynchronization therapy: indications for treatment and strategies for optimizing results (Sanjiv M. Narayan, MB, MD, FRCP, FACC).
10 Treatment of atrial arrhythmias in heart failure patients (Mark D. ONeill, MB, BCh, BAO, DPhil; Matthew Wright, MBBS, PhD; Pierre Ja?s, MD; Sebastien Knecht, MD; Isabelle Nault, MD; Seiichiro Matsuo, MD; Shinsuke Miyazaki, MD; Andrej Pernat, MD; Amir Jadidi, MD; Frederic Sacher, MD; D. Wyn Davies, MD, FRCP, FHRS; Jacques Cl?ementy, MD; Michel Ha?ssaguerre, MD and M?el`eze Hocini, MD).
11 Devices for following heart failure patients (Philip B. Adamson, MD, FACC).
Section 4 Individualizing treatment of heart failure.
12 Recognising and managing the patient with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (Margaret M. Redfield, MD).
13 Treating systolic heart failure (Vijay U. Rao, MD, PhD and John R. Teerlink, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC).
14 Treatment of acutely decompensated heart failure (John R. Teerlink, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC).
15 Management of advanced heart failure (Ronald Freudenberger, MD).