1st Edition

Heart Failure An Essential Clinical Guide

    406 Pages 121 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    406 Pages 121 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This "patient-oriented" book was written as a meeting ground for practicing clinicians, allied health professionals, and clinical researchers to provide a practical guide for the contemporary assessment and management of patients with heart failure and cardiomyopathy. It revolves around broad patient scenarios to elegantly (or expertly) guide diagnostic and management strategies. Combining the talents of over one-hundred experts in the field, the book also endeavors to challenge the reader with areas of current controversies and opportunities for clinical investigation with the goals of both orienting clinicians and stimulating their research passions.

    Key Features

    • Provides practical guidance based on real-life heart failure scenarios
    • Discusses both acute and chronic care patient-oriented scenarios
    • Covers up-to-date and novel concepts in heart failure
    • Features the perspectives of current debates and controversies in heart failure
    • Highlights the opportunities for research in this field

    I. Basic Concepts in HF

    1. Definitions and Clinical Diagnosis of Heart Failure

    Katerina K. Naka, MD PhD and Aris Bechlioulis, MD PhD

    2. Epidemiology of Heart Failure

    Lampros Papadimitriou, MD PhD, Prabhjot Grewal, MD and Andreas Kalogeropoulos, MD MPH PhD

    3.Pathophysiology of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

    Jacob Cao, MD, John O’Sullivan, MD PhD and Sean Lal, MD PhD

    4. The Pathophysiology of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

    Vishal N. Rao, MD MPH and Kishan S. Parikh, MD

    5. Principles of Heart Failure Pharmacotherapy

    Erika L. Hellenbart, PharmD BCPS, Stephanie M. Dwyer, PharmD BCCP and Robert J. DiDomenico, PharmD BCPS-AQ Cardiology

    6. Implantable Device Therapy in Heart Failure

    Maxwell Eyram Afari, MD and Lana Tsao, MD

    II. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

    7. Pathophysiology and Clinical Evaluation of The Patient with Acute Heart Failure

    George Bakosis, MD MS, Vasiliki Bistola, MD, Eftyhia Polyzogopoulou, MD PhD and John Parissis, MD PhD

    8. Therapeutic Approaches in Acute HF

    Getu Teressa, MD PhD, Rachel A, Bright, BS and Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, MD MPH PhD

    9. Advanced Therapeutic Options in Acute HF

    Tiffany Dong, MD, Aditi Nayak, MD and Alanna Morris MD, MSc

    III. Managing Chronic Heart Failure

    10. Outpatient Management of Stable Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

    Leah Reid MD, Jonathan Murrow MD, Kent Nilsson MD and Catherine Marti MD MSc

    11. Exercise and Rehabilitation in HF

    Audrey Borghi-Silva, PhD PT, Flávia Rossi Caruso. PhD PT amd Renata Gonçalves Mendes, PhD PT

    12. The Patient with Ischemic Heart Failure

    Konstantinos Aznaouridis, MD PhD, Constantina Masoura, MD PhD and Charalambos Vlachopoulos, MD PhD

    13.The Non-Ischemic HF Patient

    Maria – Anna Bazmpani, MD PhD and Theodoros D. Karamitsos, MD PhD

    14. Valvular Heart Disease and Heart Failure

    Kali Polytarchou, MD and Constantina Aggeli, MD PhD

    15. The Management of Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)

    Jodie L. Kenes, MD, Richard B. Stacey, MD and Bharathi Upadhya, MD

    16.Heart Failure with Recovered Ejection Fraction (HFrecEF) and Heart Failure with Midrange Ejection Fraction (HFmrEF)

    Amil M. Shah, MD MPH and Jenine E. John, MD

    17. The Advanced HF Patient

    Eran Kalmanovich, MD, Philippe Gaudard. MD and François Roubille, MD

    18. Palliative Care and Advanced Directives in Heart Failure

    Melissa Owen, PhD, RN, FHFSA, CNE and Debbie A. Gunter RN, MN, FNP-BC, ACHPN

    IV. Managing cardiovascular comorbidities in heart failure

    19. Management of Hypertension in Heart Failure

    Jesse Kane, MD, Clive Goulbourne, MD and Hal. A. Skopicki, MD PhD

    20. Management df Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Heart Failure

    Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, MD PhD and Aris Bechlioulis, MD PhD

    21. Ventricular Arrhythmias in Heart Failure

    Antonis S. Manolis, MD PhD, Antonis A. Manolis, DPT, MS and Theodora A. Manolis, MD

    V. Noncardiac Comorbidities and HF

    22. The Management of Patients with Heart Failure and Diabetes

    Tiffany Dong, MD and Salim S. Hayek, MD

    23. The Patient with Renal Dysfunction

    Alexandros Briasoulis, MD PhD, Kristine Yumul, MD and Paulino Alvarez, MD

    24. The Patient with Anemia and Iron Deficiency

    Haye H. van der Wal, MD and Peter van der Meer, MD, PhD

    25. Management of Neurologic and Psychiatric Illness in the Patient with Heart Failure

    Gregory Kalaitzidis, MD and Evangelos Pavlos Myserlis, MD


    VI. The Patient with Right Heart Disease

    26. Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure from Left Heart Disease

    Anjan Tibrewala, MD and Jonathan D. Rich, MD

    27. The Patient with Non-Group 2 Pulmonary Hypertension

    Sophia Anastasia Mouratoglou, MD MSc PhD and George Giannakoulas, MD PhD

    VII. Special Cases of HF

    28. Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    Andrew Constantine, MD, Ana Barradas-Pires, MD MSc, Isma Rafiq, MD, Justyna Rybicka, MD, Michael A Gatzoulis, MD and Konstantinos Dimopoulos, MD

    29. Cancer Therapies and Cardiac Dysfunction

    Victoria Schuster, MD MS, Katherine Godfrey, BA and Michelle E. Bloom, MD

    30. Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure in Pregnancy

    Anita Saraf, MD PhD and Fred H. Rodriguez III, MD

    31. Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Marco Merlo, MD, Alessia Paldino, MD, Giulia De Angelis., MD and Gianfranco Sinagra, MD

    32. Stress Cardiomyopathy (Takotsubo Syndrome)

    Marco Giuseppe Del Buono, MD, Juan Guido Chiabrando, MD, VCU Pauley Heart Center, Krishna Ravindra, MD and Antonio Abbate, MD

    33. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Ahmad Masri, MD MS and Stephen B. Heitner, MD

    34. Myocarditis

    George Lazaros, MD PhD, Emilia Lazarou, MD and Dimitris Tousoulis, MDPhD

    35. Infiltrative Diseases: Amyloid

    Melissa Lyle, MD and Kunal Bhatt, MD

    36. Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies: Fabry Disease and Iron-overload Cardiomyopathy

    Arthur Qi, BSc, Quynh Nguyen, BSc, Haran Yogasundaram, MD and Gavin Y. Oudit, MD PhD


    Dr Andreas Kalogeropoulos, MD MPH PhD, FACC, FHFSA, FASE, is Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of Cardiovascular Research at Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY.

    Dr Hal Skopicki, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, is the Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Chair of Cardiology, Co-Director of the Heart Institute, Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Center, and Co-Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY.

    Dr Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, is the Patrick H. Lehan Chair in Cardiovascular Research, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at University of Mississippi.

    "This book serves its purpose as a clinical guide for the management of heart failure patients. It will be a great resource for cardiologists, interns, physicians in training, and mid-level providers." - Sagar Nagpal, East Tennessee State University