Acute Heart Failure

  • Alexandre Mebazaa
  • Mihai Gheorghiade
  • Faiez M. Zannad
  • Joseph E. Parrillo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Acute Heart Failure Syndromes: From Epidemiology to Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Epidemiology and Definitions

    3. Transition from Normal Physiology to Pathophysiology

      1. Marc A. Simon, Michael R. Pinsky
        Pages 43-51
      2. Gilles W. De Keulenaer, Dirk L. Brutsaert
        Pages 52-62
      3. Etienne Gayat, Alexandre Mebazaa
        Pages 63-69
      4. Juhsien Chen, Howard A. Rockman
        Pages 89-111
      5. Jean-Jacques Mercadier
        Pages 112-117
      6. Min Zhang, Ajay M. Shah
        Pages 118-123
      7. Christophe Rabuel
        Pages 124-133
      8. Kirkwood F. Adams Jr., Tien M. H. Ng
        Pages 134-147
      9. Tal H. Kopel, Marie-Reine Losser
        Pages 148-156
    4. Clinical Scenarios

      1. José López-Sendón, Esteban López de Sá
        Pages 168-182
      2. Fredric Ginsberg, Joseph E. Parrillo
        Pages 183-199

About this book


For many years, there has been vast investment into researching chronic congestive heart failure, while acute heart failure has been considered a difficult to handle and hopeless syndrome. However, in recent years acute heart failure has become a growing area of study. The latest trials and studies have generated a considerable amount of new data and many new concepts have been proposed looking at the epidemiology, diagnostic and treatment of acute heart failure.

Acute Heart Failure informs cardiology, intensive care, and emergency medicine physicians on the diagnosis and management of severe acute heart failure from epidemiology through to diagnosis and treatment. This broad inclusive coverage ensures that the entire subject is covered in the necessary detail, providing information not only on the practical management but also the scientific basis behind the processes involved in acute heart failure.

Because cardiologists and intensivists do not see the same patients and/or do not have the same background, this book represents a joint effort from internationally known cardiologists and intensivists to set up a single reference resource, appropriate for practice both in Europe and the US. Consequently, all involved in the treatment of these patients will benefit from the consistent approach to acute heart failure within this book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandre Mebazaa
    • 1
  • Mihai Gheorghiade
    • 2
  • Faiez M. Zannad
    • 3
  • Joseph E. Parrillo
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Lariboisière University Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de ParisUniversité Paris DiderotParisFrance
  2. 2.Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cardiology Centre d’Investigation Clinique (CIC), INSERM U-684, Centre Hospitalier UniversitaireUniversity Henri PoincaréNancyFrance
  4. 4.Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyCamdenUSA
  5. 5.Cooper Heart InstituteCooper University HospitalCamdenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-781-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-782-4
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