Publication Year: 2008,
The definitive one-stop guide to treating -- and preventing -- heart failure This practical reference provides all the expert guidance and up-to-the-minute clinical perspectives you need to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with heart failure. A major focus of the book is integration of various management approaches to maximize patient benefit. Coverage begins with a brief introduction to the incidence and causes of heart failure, then quickly moves into a more thorough clinical overview of symptom evaluation, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment methods, hospitalization, surgical treatments, and more.
Features: Clear, step-by-step coverage of prevention and all treatment modalities with evidence-based recommendations Full examination of the types of heart failure, prevalence, morbidity and associated co-morbidities, mortality, risk factors, etiologies, cardiomyopathies, and pathophysiology Key perspectives on the use of ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, aldosterone antagonists, IV vasoactive medications, diuretics, digitalis, surgical procedures and devices, and more Need-to-know procedures for patient evaluation Heart failure disease management programs and pathways of care that can be applied in any practice setting Clinically relevant diagrams, figures, and algorithmsshow more