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Heart Failure Updates

1st Edition

Edited by John J. V. McMurray, Marc Pfeffer

CRC Press

298 pages

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pub: 2003-09-26
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Given the ever-advancing development of new pharmacological agents to treat heart conditions, clinicians could use a practical report on newly available treatments. The authors here address that need, profiling every pharmacological therapy in use to date for the treatment of heart failure. Renowned as experts in the field, these prominent academicians give incisive commentary on the state-of-the-art in heart failure, as their text is based on their personal experience with these drugs. Heart Failure Updates is a practical, information-packed reference that is essential for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and associated specialists, particularly clinical biochemists, clinical pharmacologists, and epidemiologists.

Table of Contents

Anticytokine Therapy: What Went Wrong?

Heart Failure Due to Diastolic Dysfunction: Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment

Omaptrilat: The Potential of Vasopeptidase Inhibition

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers: ELITE, ValHEFT and Where Next?

Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: Aetiological, Prognostic and Therapeutic Considerations

Endothelin Receptor Antagonists: Will They Join the Therapeutic Armamentarium?

Betablockers: Mandatory for All?

Aldosterone Receptor Blockade: Is There an Opportunity for Further Blockade in Patients with Heart Failure Treated with Standard Therapy Including an ACE-Inhibitor and a Beta Adrenergic Blocking Agent?

Nurse Intervention: Can Our Patients Do Without It?

Innovative Surgery: A New Dawn in Heart Failure?

The Era of Devices? Biventricular Pacing and ICDs

New Treatments for Heart Failure: Successes and Failures

Metabolic Co-morbid Conditions in Chronic Heart Failure: Diabetes and Hypercholesterolemia

BNP: A Blood Test for the Diagnosis of Heart Failure and Monitoring of Its Treatment?


About the Editors

John JV McMurray, MD, FRCP

Professor of Medical Cardiology

Honorary Consultant Cardiologist

Western Infirmary

And MRC Clinical Research Initiative in Heart Failure

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, UK

Marc A Pfeffer, MD, PhD

Cardiovascular Division

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston MA, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Cardiology