Heart Teams for Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

A Guide for Advancing Patient-Centered Cardiac Care

  • Thierry Mesana

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Aun-Yeong Chong, Terry Meadows, David Glineur
    Pages 11-22
  3. Talal Al-Atassi, Marino Labinaz
    Pages 23-34
  4. David Messika-Zeitoun, Anthony Tran, Benjamin Hibbert, Vincent Chan
    Pages 35-45
  5. Mark Ainslie, Jennifer L. Reed, Krystina B. Lewis, David Hugh Birnie
    Pages 47-73
  6. Jacinthe Boulet, Nadia Giannetti, Renzo Cecere
    Pages 75-92
  7. Daniel Juneau, Benjamin J. W. Chow, Rob Beanlands, Andrew Michael Crean
    Pages 109-125
  8. Peter P. Liu, Alison M. Hosey
    Pages 143-152
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-158

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive framework for developing heart teams to manage a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Management of cardiovascular diseases has changed dramatically in recent years due to developments in evidence-based practices and treatments as well as the introduction of new devices. The sequential method of referring patients from doctor to doctor is becoming an antiquated model. The future of cardiac care lies in developing multidisciplinary "Heart Teams" to provide patient-focused treatment for complex cardiovascular problems.

This volume examines the history and evolution of cardiovascular care and technology and explains why the implementation of heart teams is absolutely necessary to the future of cardiac care.  It analyzes the role of heart teams for heart failure, complex coronary revascularization, mitral valve disease, cardiac imaging, aortic valve disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and women's heart health. Finally, the book explores how heart teams work with hospital administration and the broader healthcare industry.

Heart Teams for Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: A Guide for Advancing Patient-Centered Cardiac Care is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, fellows, and graduate students in cardiology, cardiac surgery, critical care medicine, and radiology.


Cardiovascular care and heart teams Heart teams and cardiac imaging Heart teams and drug implementation Heart teams and the ICU Heart teams and women’s heart health Heart teams for cardiac arrhythmias Heart teams for coronary artery disease Heart teams for heart failure Heart teams for heart transplantation Patient-centered cardiovascular care Personalized medicine for cardiovascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Thierry Mesana
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Ottawa Heart InstituteOttawaCanada

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