Heart Failure Mechanisms and Management

  • Basil S. Lewis
  • Asher Kimchi
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Molecular and Biochemical Aspects

  3. Pathophysiological Aspects of Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. E. H. Sonnenblick, T. H. LeJemtel, P. Anversa
      Pages 33-41
    3. J. N. Cohn, S. Finkelstein, S. Kubo, G. McVeigh, K. McDonald, D. Burns et al.
      Pages 42-44
  4. Ventricular Function in Heart Failure

  5. Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques in the Assessment of Patients with Heart Failure

  6. Heart Failure in Acute Ischemic Syndromes and Acute Myocardial Infarction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. M. E. Bertrand, J. M. Lablanche, J. L. Fourrier, A. Gommeaux, I. Mirsky
      Pages 107-120
    3. P. G. Hugenholtz
      Pages 121-133

About these proceedings

Introduction

Following remarkable advances in medical care. the past decade has witnessed a significant improvement in the survival of patients with many different forms of heart disease. In the majority ofcases. however. the advances have been pa lIiative and not curative. The resu It has been the prod uction of an ever-increasing population of patients with heart disease. many of whom suffer from myocardial dysfunction and latent or overt heart failure. Heart failure is now a major cause of morbidity and mortality in cardiac patients. This book aims to combine in a single volume data relating to both pathophysiological mechanisms and the clinical management of the patient with heart failure. It includes chapters dealing with molecular. biochemical. and pathophysiological aspects of heart failure. ven­ tricular function and its assessment. and the clinical aspects of heart failure in different cardiac disorders, including ischemic heart disease. valvular heart disease. and the cardiomyopathies. There are sections on pharmacotherapy. the role of arrhythmias, exercise physiology. and neurohumoral mechanisms. The book also deals with newer inter­ ventional techniques. newer surgical procedures and some current problems relating to cardiac assist devices and heart and heart-lungs transplantation.

Keywords

Herztransplantation Herzversagen Ventrikelstörungen physiology transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Basil S. Lewis
    • 1
  • Asher Kimchi
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyLady Davis Carmel HospitalHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Division of CardiologyCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58231-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63509-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58231-8
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