The editors are active members of the American Heart Association and influential councils on clinical cardiology and cardiovascular medicine, and have assembled a team of contributors prominent in the field of heart failure and transplantation. They aim, through this publication, to translate the findings of recent research into a practical clinical framework for physicians caring for patients on a daily basis.
Chapter 1: Heart Failure as a National Heath Problem: The Burden of Heart Failure.
Chapter 2: Heart Failure Guidelines and Disease Management.
Chapter 3: Managed Care and Heart Failure.
Chapter 4: Defining Heart Failure: Systolic versus Diastolic Dysfunction, Differential Diagnosis, Initial Testing.
Chapter 5: Serial Clinical Assessment of the Patient with Heart Failure.
Chapter 6: Treatment Goals for Heart Failure Patients in Critical Care.
Chapter 7: Managing Complicated In–patients: Co–morbidities and the Frail Elderly.
Chapter 8: Transition from Hospital to Home: Interdisciplinary Management Models.
Chapter 9: Living with Heart Failure: Promoting Adherence, Managing Symptoms, and Optimizing Function.
Chapter 10: Pharmacologic Management: Achieving Target Doses and Managing Interactions.
Chapter 11: Continuum of Care: Prevention to End of Life.
Chapter 12: Surgical Management of Heart Failure.
Chapter 13: The Management of Heart Failure s Electrical Complications: Device Therapy.
Chapter 14: Moving Ahead with Heart Failure: What does the Future Hold?