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Clinical Cases in Right Heart Failure

  • Lana Tsao
  • Maxwell E. Afari

Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maxwell E. Afari, Lana Tsao
    Pages 1-19
  3. Christopher P. Blomberg, Wajih A. Syed, Lana Tsao
    Pages 21-41
  4. Edith Liliana Posada-Martinez, Xochitl A. Ortiz-Leon, Lissa Sugeng, David J. Hur
    Pages 43-70
  5. Matthew R. Carazo, Michael J. Landzberg, Maan Jokhadar
    Pages 71-92
  6. Nath Zungsontiporn, Mark S. Link
    Pages 93-123
  7. Peeyush Grover, Alireza Vaziri, Lawrence A. Garcia
    Pages 125-145
  8. Andrea Shioleno, Aaron Waxman
    Pages 147-169
  9. Melissa A. Lyle, Heidi M. Connolly
    Pages 171-190
  10. Sunu S. Thomas, Maxwell E. Afari, Erin Coglianese
    Pages 191-209
  11. Taylor Lebeis, Gregory Lewis
    Pages 211-227
  12. Uyen T. Lam, Philip A. Ades
    Pages 229-244
  13. Kristina M. Conner, Michael J. Landzberg
    Pages 245-259
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book


This book provides a practical clinical case-based review of right heart failure.  Cases of common and rarely encountered presentations of right heart failure are covered. Featured cases include right heart failure due to pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, valvular heart disease, myocardial infarction and congenital heart disease as well as how to differentiate new onset right heart failure from left heart failure. The medical management and mechanical support of right ventricular failure utilizing percutaneous and surgical techniques is reviewed along with the latest palliative and rehabilitation strategies. 


Clinical Cases in Right Heart Failure features a wealth of common and unusual case presentations of right heart failure and its clinical management, providing an ideal resource for trainees and practicing clinicians who encounter these patients. 


Heart failure Right ventricular failure Mechanical support Palliative heart failure Cardiogenic shock Pulmonary Hypertension Right heart failure

Editors and affiliations

  • Lana Tsao
    • 1
  • Maxwell E. Afari
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Elizabeth’s Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Maine Medical CenterPortlandUSA

About the editors

Lana Tsao, M.D. is the Director of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Advanced Heart Failure Program and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont, USA and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She trained in cardiovascular medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York before completing an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center followed by a cardiovascular research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tsao's clinical specialties include: cardiac transplantation; heart failure; valvular heart disease; and heart disease in women.


Maxwell Afari, MD is an Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Transplant Cardiologist at Maine Medical Center/ Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed Medical School at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo in Brazil. After completing a translation research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation of New York, he trained in internal medicine at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/ Brown University School of Medicine. He pursued Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship at St Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston followed by an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Afari's clinical and research interests are infiltrative cardiomyopathy, cardio-oncology, mechanical circulatory support, and transplant cardiology.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Cases in Right Heart Failure
  • Editors Lana Tsao
    Maxwell E. Afari
  • Series Title Clinical Cases in Cardiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Clinic. Cases in Cardiol.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-38661-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-38662-7
  • Series ISSN 2523-3009
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-3017
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 267
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
    Cardiac Imaging
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“This is an excellent reference book for cardiologists, internists, mid-level providers, heart failure specialists, researchers, and trainees interested in right heart failure. It is a great source of education for understanding the right heart conditions that can cause heart failure and various modalities for management.” (Pradnya B Bhattad, Doody’s Book Reviews, August 21, 2020)