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Heart Failure
A Combined Medical and Surgical Approach
Edited by Patrick M. McCarthy

Heart Failure emphasizes the benefits of performing the most complete surgery that is practical, then continuing medical therapy.

Heart Failure features:

  • arrive at a proper diagnosis
  • initiate medical therapy
  • make decisions regarding the best use of percutaneous therapies, surgical therapies, electrical therapies, and the use of mechanical circulatory support devices and transplantation

Contents

  1. Epidemiology of heart failure: progression to pandemic
  2. Heart failure clinical trials: shaping the evidence for treatment guidelines
  3. Standard medical therapy of heart failure
  4. Novel therapies in heart failure
  5. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers in congestive heart failure
  6. Managing a heart failure clinic
  7. Novel imaging technologies for heart failure patients
  8. Assessment of myocardial viability in ischemic cardiomyopathy
  9. Bypass surgery in the treatment of ischemic cardiomyopathy
  10. Valve surgery for patients with left ventricular dysfunction
  11. Ventricular reconstruction and device therapies for cardiomyopathy patients
  12. Mechanical circulatory support
  13. The role of heart transplantation
  14. Perioperative care of the surgical patient with heart failure: from conventional cardiac surgery to mechanical circulatory support
  15. Biological approaches to heart failure: gene transfer and cell transplantation
  16. Ethical issues in cardiothoracic medicine

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    Heart Failure
    A Combined Medical and Surgical Approach
    Edited by Patrick M. McCarthy

    2007 314 pages $98.95 + shipping
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