Diastolic Heart Failure

  • Otto A. Smiseth
  • Michał Tendera

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gilles W. De Keulenaer, Dirk L. Brutsaert
      Pages 3-19
    3. Israel Belenkie, Eldon R. Smith, John V. Tyberg
      Pages 41-52
    4. Sergio Macciò, Paolo Marino
      Pages 53-70
    5. Gretchen L. Wells, William C. Little
      Pages 71-79
    6. Jarosław D. Kasprzak, Karina A. Wierzbowska-Drabik
      Pages 99-117
    7. Hidekatsu Fukuta, William C. Little
      Pages 119-133
  3. Diagnosis of Diastolic Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Loek van Heerebeek, Walter J. Paulus
      Pages 137-147
    3. Frank E. Rademakers, Jan Bogaert
      Pages 163-173
    4. Michał Tendera, Wojciech Wojakowski
      Pages 175-185
  4. Epidemiology, Prognosis, and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Michał Tendera, Wojciech Wojakowski
      Pages 205-212
    3. Piotr Ponikowski, Ewa A. Jankowska, Waldemar Banasiak
      Pages 213-222
    4. Michał Tendera, Ewa Gaszewska-Żurek
      Pages 223-239
  5. Specific Disease-Related Problems in Diastolic Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Jean G. F. Bronzwaer, Walter J. Paulus
      Pages 243-262
    3. Raymond Gaillet, Otto M. Hess
      Pages 263-269
    4. Thomas H. Marwick
      Pages 271-284
    5. Saidi A. Mohiddin, William J. McKenna
      Pages 285-310
    6. Farouk Mookadam, Jae K. Oh
      Pages 311-327
    7. Otto M. Hess, MichaŁ Tendera
      Pages 329-337
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-349

About this book


The prevalence of heart failure is increasing and yet a significant proportion of these patients have normal left ventricular (LV) systolic function. In these patients with diastolic dysfunction, heart failure is frequently referred to as diastolic heart failure. While the majority of research into heart failure has concentrated on those patients with LV systolic dysfunction, heart failure patients with preserved systolic function have been grossly underinvestigated. It is critical not only to continue to research and treat those patients with LV systolic dysfunction but also to investigate the possibilities in those patients with diastolic dysfunction with a view to providing tailored management of heart failure for all patients.

This book is the first to give a comprehensive overview not only of the diastolic heart failure, but also of different aspects of LV diastolic function in general. It addresses the epidemiology, pathophysiologic mechanisms, diagnostic methods, treatment and prognosis. It also gives an analysis of specific problems, related to coronary artery disease, arterial hypertension, diabetes, hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathies, and constrictive pericarditis.

The aim of the Editors and their world-class panel of contributing authors has been not only to summarize the existing knowledge on the role of diastolic dysfunction in heart failure but also to identify the gaps in the understanding of the problem and stimulate discussion in these areas. Consequently, this book will prove useful for both basic scientists and clinicians involved in research and clinical care of patients with heart failure. As such, cardiologists, internists and all disciplines involved in the management of this group of patients will benefit from reading this book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Otto A. Smiseth
    • 1
  • Michał Tendera
    • 2
  1. 1.Heart-Lung Clinic, Department of Cardiology RikshospitaletUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.3rd Division of CardiologyMedical University of SilesiaKatowicePoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-890-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-891-3
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