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The Failing Right Heart

  • Kyriakos Anastasiadis
  • Stephen Westaby
  • Polychronis Antonitsis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Stephen Westaby, Polychronis Antonitsis
    Pages 1-4
  3. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Stephen Westaby
    Pages 5-14
  4. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Stephen Westaby
    Pages 15-32
  5. Xu Yu Jin, Yu-Man Li
    Pages 33-51
  6. Theodoros Karamitsos, Haralambos Karvounis
    Pages 53-63
  7. Stavros Hadjimiltiades
    Pages 65-88
  8. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Stephen Westaby
    Pages 89-107
  9. Aravinda Page, Ramesh De Silva, David Jenkins
    Pages 127-138
  10. Stephen Westaby, Kamran Baig
    Pages 139-151
  11. Helena Argiriadou
    Pages 153-159
  12. Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Stephen Westaby
    Pages 161-190
  13. Yasir Abu-Omar, Ayyaz Ali
    Pages 191-197
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the structure and function of the right heart, comprising the right atrium, right ventricle, tricuspid valve, and pulmonary circulation. The right ventricle works against a reduced afterload as compared to the left ventricle, and the clinical picture of heart failure is generally dominated by the symptoms of left heart failure and hence initially neglected until they evolve into overt right heart failure with splanchnic congestion. When picked up at the very late stage, medical management and mechanical support of right heart failure are considered ineffective, and heart transplantation offers the only treatment option.

The Failing Right Heart will be an essential reference for cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac intensivists on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with congenital or acquired right heart disease. The book deals with anatomy and physiology of the right heart, the etiology and the role of imaging of right heart failure, as well as the treatment options, from pharmacological regimes to surgery. Algorithms and flow diagrams are included to provide the reader with illustrated snapshots of the decisions involved in the management of these patients.

Keywords

Congenital cardiac disease Heart failure Pulmonary embolism Right heart Right ventricle

Editors and affiliations

  • Kyriakos Anastasiadis
    • 1
  • Stephen Westaby
    • 2
  • Polychronis Antonitsis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryAristotle University of Thessaloniki AHEPA University HospitalThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Cardiac SurgeryOxford University Hospitals NHS TrustOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryAristotle University of Thessaloniki AHEPA University HospitalThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17698-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17697-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17698-7
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