Manual of Heart Failure Management

  • John D Bisognano
  • Mary Beth Earley
  • Marc L Baker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Matthew R. Jonovich, John D. Bisognano
    Pages 1-15
  3. Saadia Sherazi, Robert Block
    Pages 17-32
  4. Jaekyoung Hong, Gladys Velarde
    Pages 33-47
  5. J. Chad Teeters, Jeffrey D. Alexis
    Pages 49-57
  6. James Gallagher, Michael Fong
    Pages 59-71
  7. Ryan J. Hoefen, Eugene Storozynsky
    Pages 73-84
  8. Jennifer Falvey, Burns C. Blaxall
    Pages 85-96
  9. James J. Gangemi, George L. Hicks
    Pages 97-117
  10. Dana Shannon, William Hallinan, H. Todd Massey
    Pages 119-129
  11. Grzegorz Pietrasik, Jean Huether, Leway Chen
    Pages 131-149
  12. Aaron Olden, Timothy Quill
    Pages 151-162
  13. Mehmet Aktas, Spencer Rosero
    Pages 163-174
  14. Joseph M. Delehanty
    Pages 175-185
  15. Mary Beth Earley
    Pages 187-194
  16. Anna E. Lambert, Jill R. Quinn
    Pages 195-206
  17. Bethany Barney, G. Ronald Beck
    Pages 207-217
  18. Mark W. Nickels
    Pages 219-228
  19. Heidi Kipp, Lisa J Musshafen, Lisa Norsen
    Pages 229-245
  20. Vicki Malzewski, Laurie Kopin
    Pages 247-256
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 257-264

About this book


Heart Failure (HF) is a chronic progressive disease with less than 50 percent of patients living five years after their initial diagnosis, and less than 25 percent are alive at 10 years. Our current system of HF care, characterized by a cycle of acute hospitalizations and acute episodic outpatient care by a primary or emergency room provider, has not led to great improvement in patient quality of life or prognosis.

The Manual of Heart Failure Management provides readers with a concise evidence-based approach to key issues in the evaluation and treatment of heart failure. Important issues in prevention are explained, as well as the state of the art pharmacological and device (VAD) therapies that are available to clinicians. The role of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators are also assessed, and concise clinical guidelines are described. The recommendations within this manual are based around the current recommendations and guidelines for the treatment of heart failure.

By uniting each individual management concept into a comprehensive approach to HF, this book outlines the tremendous obstacles facing patients but also the advantages of dealing with the management of HF in a strategic way. Understanding the next step of treatment beyond your own caretaker abilities is critical for patient care and education, for changing public perception, and for translating research opportunities into treatment protocols for the future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John D Bisognano
    • 1
  • Mary Beth Earley
    • 1
  • Marc L Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Cardiology DivisionUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-184-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-185-9
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