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Translational Approach to Heart Failure

  • Jozef Bartunek
  • Marc Vanderheyden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Heart Failure: Back to Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gilles W. De Keulenaer, Vincent Segers, Dirk L. Brutsaert
      Pages 3-23
    3. Otto A. Smiseth, Espen W. Remme, Anders Opdahl, Svend Aakhus, Helge Skulstad
      Pages 25-61
    4. Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens, W. H. Wilson Tang
      Pages 63-90
  3. Conduction Abnormalities and Rhythm Disturbances in Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Mackram F. Eleid, Yong-Mei Cha, Win-Kuang Shen
      Pages 129-144
    3. Martin Eisenberger, Tom De Potter, Peter Geelen
      Pages 145-167
    4. Caroline J. M. van Deursen, Lars B. van Middendorp, Frits W. Prinzen
      Pages 169-203
    5. Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens, W. H. Wilson Tang
      Pages 205-237
  4. Functional Mitral Regurgitation in Heart Failure

  5. When Every Therapy Fails

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Gabor Toth, Marc Vanderheyden, Jozef Bartunek
      Pages 425-436
    3. Christof Stamm, Roland Hetzer
      Pages 437-448
    4. Atta Behfar, Jozef Bartunek, Andre Terzic
      Pages 449-465
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 491-503

About this book

Introduction

This book reviews multidisciplinary and translational state-of-the-art management of heart failure with emphasis on burning clinical questions and challenges faced by the heart team. The refined pathophysiologal understanding of the heart failure syndrome together with the surge of new technological advances led to innovative medical and interventional treatment strategies improving the outcome of heart failure patients. However the complex interplay between the clinical presentation and the array of the interventions requires a coordinated multidisciplinary “heart team” approach involving various specialists in the cardiovascular field including clinicians, interventionalists, surgeons and cardiac intensivists. In this book, opinion leaders will review of state-of-the-art management of heart failure with particular emphasis on burning clinical questions and challenges faced by the heart team. New medical and interventional therapies for chronic and acute heart failure are addressed by bridging bench to bedside translation in science and technology into practical clinical application and guidance.

Keywords

Doppler echocardiography chronic and acute heart failure clinical presentation heart failure medical and interventional therapies pathophysiology systolic and diastolic heart failure telemonitoring valvular or revascularization interventions

Editors and affiliations

  • Jozef Bartunek
    • 1
  • Marc Vanderheyden
    • 2
  1. 1.Cardiovascular CenterOLV HospitalAALSTBelgium
  2. 2.Cardiovascular CenterOLV HospitalAalstBelgium

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