Heart Failure: A Practical Approach to Treatment

William T. Abraham, Henry Krum

Anno: 2007
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 332 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 236 x 191 mm
Peso: 803 gr.
  • EAN: 9780071443159
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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 algorithms