Heart Failure

A Clinician’s Guide to Ambulatory Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Mariell L. Jessup
  • Evan Loh

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Daniela Pini
    Pages 1-16
  3. Irving M. Herling
    Pages 17-24
  4. David M. McCarthy
    Pages 25-35
  5. Eric D. Popjes
    Pages 37-53
  6. Srihari S. Naidu, Ross Zimmer
    Pages 55-68
  7. Henry H. Hsia
    Pages 69-86
  8. Craig H. Scott, Victor A. Ferrari
    Pages 103-130
  9. Robert L. Wilensky, Bruce D. Klugherz
    Pages 131-148
  10. Ruchira Glaser, Daniel M. Kolansky
    Pages 149-162
  11. Mariell L. Jessup
    Pages 209-221
  12. Kathleen M. McCauley
    Pages 223-235
  13. David Zeltsman, Michael A. Acker
    Pages 271-278
  14. Robert W. Rho, Vickas V. Patel, Dusan Z. Kocovic
    Pages 279-296
  15. Lee R. Goldberg
    Pages 307-320
  16. Martin G. Keane
    Pages 321-337
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 349-360

About this book


With a growing population of heart attack survivors and persons over 65, almost every practicing physician in the United States will increasingly encounter patients suffering the heart failure syndrome. In Heart Failure: A Clinician's Guide to Ambulatory Diagnosis and Treatment, leading practitioners from a major center for the study of heart failure-the University of Pennsylvania-review all aspects of heart failure diagnosis and management, with a particular emphasis on office-based/ambulatory care. Following the problem-solving steps used in an office-based practice, the authors provide extensive coverage of the presenting signs and symptoms of heart failure, as well as the tools with which to evaluate left-ventricular function, hemodynamics, and exercise performance. They also discuss the complex, evidenced-based therapeutic options for treating patients with dyspnea, fatigue, or edema, following the new ACC/AHA heart failure guidelines that are specifically directed at targeted symptoms. Treatment recommendations are also presented for the patient with advanced heart failure, including alternative therapies, surgical approaches, and devices.
Problem-oriented and highly practical, Heart Failure: A Clinician's Guide to Ambulatory Diagnosis and Treatment provides an indispensable resource for physicians and nurses on the primary care team charged with the daily management of patients with heart failure.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mariell L. Jessup
    • 1
  • Evan Loh
    • 2
  1. 1.Heart Failure/Transplant ProgramUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.University of Pennsylvania Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA

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