Heart Failure in Clinical Practice

  • Michael Y. Henein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Margherita Calcagnino, William J. McKenna
    Pages 21-76
  3. Farouk Mookadam, Sherif E. Moustafa, Joseph F. Malouf
    Pages 77-103
  4. Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Georgios Giannakoulas, Wei Li, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 105-121
  5. John E. Sanderson, Yu Ting Tan
    Pages 123-137
  6. Per Lindqvist, Michael Y. Henein
    Pages 139-151
  7. Stefan Söderberg, Michael Y. Henein
    Pages 153-163
  8. Wolfram Doehner, Stefan D. Anker
    Pages 165-185
  9. Resham Baruah, Darrel Francis
    Pages 187-203
  10. Eugenio Picano
    Pages 205-217
  11. Per Lindqvist, Stellan Mörner, Michael Y. Henein
    Pages 219-229
  12. James Stirrup, Constantinos Anagnostopoulos
    Pages 231-239
  13. Lip-Bun Tan, Ashish Y. Patwala, Michael Y. Henein
    Pages 255-275
  14. Andrew J. S. Coats
    Pages 277-288
  15. Lynne Williams, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Robert J. MacFadyen
    Pages 289-308
  16. Krister Lindmark, Kurt Boman
    Pages 309-318
  17. Jeffrey Wing-Hong Fung, Cheuk-Man Yu
    Pages 319-335
  18. Andrew Owen
    Pages 337-352

About this book

Introduction

Over the years, there has been considerable progress in the diagnosis and management of the syndrome of heart failure, the end-stage of most cardiac diseases. While the outlook for heart failure patients is significantly improved, little has yet been achieved in prevention of the condition and much remains to be done to delay disease progression and alleviate symptoms. This cannot be achieved without further high quality research, particularly into the causes of heart failure itself and its progression from other less serious conditions. As heart failure is commonly increasing, there is a need for all medical practitioners to be aware of the early signs and symptoms so early diagnosis and appropriate management can be offered. Heart Failure in Clinical Practice provides a toolkit for clinicians to guide them in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected heart failure. Algorithms and flow diagrams are included to give the reader an illustrated snapshot of the decisions involved in the management of these patients. The more controversial issues mentioned in the chapters of this book aim to stimulate clinicians to progress these ideas.

Keywords

Heart Failure Stress assessment cardiovascular hypertension

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Y. Henein
    • 1
  1. 1.Battersea, LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-153-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-152-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-153-0
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