2008

Acute Heart Failure

ISBN: 978-1-84628-781-7 (Print) 978-1-84628-782-4 (Online)

Table of contents (84 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Acute Heart Failure Syndromes: From Epidemiology to Clinical Practice

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    2. Epidemiology and Definitions

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        Definitions of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes

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        Risk Stratification Models and Predictors of Mortality in Acute Heart Failure Syndromes, Based on United States Registries

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        Pages 13-19

        Epidemiology and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes in Europ

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        Epidemiology and Management of Acute Decompensating Heart Failure in the Asia-Pacific Region

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        Pages 30-37

        Peculiarities of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes in Latin America and the Role of Chagas’ Disease

      Transition from Normal Physiology to Pathophysiology

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        Pages 43-51

        Normal Physiology and Pathophysiology of Left Ventricular Systole

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        Pages 52-62

        Normal Physiology and Pathophysiology of Left Ventricular Diastole

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        Pages 63-69

        Normal Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Right Ventricle

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        Pages 70-86

        Myocardial Protection from Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury

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        Pages 89-111

        Receptor Signaling Pathways in Heart Failure: Transgenic Mouse Models

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        Pages 112-117

        Acute Heart Failure and Cardiac Remodeling

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        Pages 118-123

        Reactive Oxygen Species in Heart Failure

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        Pages 124-133

        Mitochondrion: Key Factors in Acute Heart Failure

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        Pages 134-147

        Immune System Alterations in Acute Heart Failure

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        Pages 148-156

        Organ Perfusion in Acute Heart Failure Syndromes

      Clinical Scenarios

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        Pages 161-167

        Dyspnea: How to Differentiate Between Acute Heart Failure Syndrome and Other Diseases

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        Pages 168-182

        Acute Heart Failure in the Setting of Acute Coronary Syndromes

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        Pages 183-199

        Acute Heart Failure and Myocarditis

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        Pages 200-206

        Management of Severe Acute Heart Failure

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        Pages 207-220

        Cardiogenic Shock

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