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Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

1st Edition

Edited by Christopher O'Connor, Wendy Gattis Stough, Miahai Gheorghiade, Kirkwood F. Adams

CRC Press

624 pages | 105 B/W Illus.

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Although the majority of heart failure represents the exacerbation of chronic disease, about 20% will present as a first time diagnosis. And although there are a number of intravenous agents that can be used for acute decompensated heart failure, there are no national guidelines currently available. Edited by a well-known expert and his team of contributors, the book offers evidence-based advice on how they diagnose and treat their patients effectively. The sections cover: epidemiology and pathophysiology, diagnosis and evaluation, comorbidities, treatment strategies, issues in Management, and future directions in clinical practice and research.

Table of Contents

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Nomenclature and Classification of Acute Heart Failure

Epidemiology and Scope of the Problem of Decompensated Heart Failure

Clinical Profile of the Acute Heart Failure Patient

Gender Differences in Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Advanced Heart Failure

Ethnic Differences in Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Advanced Heart Failure

Aging as a Factor in the Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Advanced Heart Failure

Pathophysiology of the Spectrum of Acute Heart Failure: Denovo heart failure; Decompensated Heart Failure; Advanced Refractory Heart failure

Low Output Acute Heart Failure

Right-sided Heart Failure and Cor Pulmonale in the Advanced Heart Failure Patient

Pathophysiology of Advanced Heart Failure in the Setting of Preserved Systolic Function

Hemodynamic Classification of Acute Heart Failure

Pathophysiology of the Hepatorenal Syndrome in Acute heart failure

DIAGNOSIS AND EVALUATION OF THE ACUTE HEART FAILURE PATIENT

Presentation of the Acute Heart Failure Patient: Signs, Symptoms, and Differential Diagnosis

Physical Examination of the Acute Heart Failure Patient Assessment of Dyspnea and other Physical Examination Parameters

Biologic Markers and Acute Heart Failure

Assessment of LV Function in the Advanced Heart Failure Patient

Diagnostic Evaluation of the Acute Heart Failure Patient with Systolic Dysfunction (cath, MRI, CXR, ECG)

Hemodynamic Monitoring and Acute Heart Failure

Non-Invasive Monitoring of the Acute Heart Failure Patient

COMORBIDITIES IN THE ACUTE HEART FAILURE PATIENT

Arrhythmias and Acute Heart Failure

Mechanical Complications in Acute Heart Failure

Ischemic Complications of Acute Heart Failure

Hypertension Complicating the Patient with Acute Heart Failure

Respiratory Failure in Acute Heart Failure

Stroke Complicating Acute Heart Failure

Psychiatry and Mental Status Changes in Acute Heart Failure

Diabetic Complications in Acute Heart Failure

Anemia Complicating Acute Heart Failure

Thromboembolic disorders in the Patient with Acute Heart Failure

TREATMENT STRATEGIES

Management of Patients with Acute Heart Failure in the Setting of Preserved Systolic Function

IV Nitroglycerin

IV Inotropes/Inodilators

IV Diuretics

IV Nesiritide

Antiplatelet Therapy

Antithrombin Therapy

Antiarrhythmic Therapy

Psychosocial Therapy and Acute Heart Failure

Pacing

AICD

EECP

Balloon Pump

Ultrafiltration

Advanced Mechanical Therapy

CABG

Transplant

SVR

Cor Cap

MVR

CPAP

In-Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Acute Heart Failure Patient

Adenosine Antagonists and Potassium Sparing Diuretics

Aldosterone Antagonists

Calcium Sensitizers

Vasopressin Antagonists

Endothelin Receptor Antagonists

ISSUES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE HEART FAILURE

Advanced Nursing Aspects

Managing Pharmacotherapy: Focus on Alterations of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Interactions in the Acute Heart Failure Patient

Disease Management in the Advanced Heart Failure Patient

Economics & Quality of Life in the Advanced Heart Failure Patient

Addressing End of Life in the Acute Heart Failure Patient

FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN ACUTE HEART FAILURE

The Future of Clinical Practice and Clinical Research in Acute Heart Failure

Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MED010000
    MEDICAL / Cardiology