Drs. McCarthy and Young draw on their experience to show how an interdisciplinary team works together to:
- 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.
Throughout the book, they present the most updated evidence for both drug trials and surgical trials. They emphasize the benefits of performing the most complete surgery that is practical, then continuing medical therapy. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of treatment, but the authors recognize that the best way to manage an individual patient is often to adapt a variety of different therapies. They state their opinions clearly, identifying which part of care is science and which is art.
Heart Failure: A Combined Medical and Surgical Approach is a true collaboration that helps you identify the most effective strategies operative interventions, pacing and ICD treatment, new diagnostic tools, and pharmacotherapeutic developments and implement them for your patients.
1 Epidemiology of heart failure: progression to pandemic?, 1Randall C. Starling
2 Heart failure clinical trials: shaping the evidence for treatment guidelines, 9James B. Young
3 Standard medical therapy of heart failure, 21Mohamad H. Yamani
4 Novel therapies in heart failure, 44W.H.Wilson Tang & Gary S. Francis
5 Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers in congestive heart failure, 69Mandeep Bhargava & Bruce L.Wilkoff
6 Managing a heart failure clinic, 99Nancy M. Albert
7 Novel imaging technologies for heart failure patients, 115Richard D. White
8 Assessment of myocardial viability in ischemic cardiomyopathy, 126Raymond Q.Migrino
9 Bypass surgery in the treatment of ischemic cardiomyopathy, 145Bruce W. Lytle
10 Valve surgery for patients with left ventricular dysfunction, 153Patrick M.McCarthy
11 Ventricular reconstruction and device therapies for cardiomyopathy patients, 174Patrick M.McCarthy & Edwin C.McGee, Jr.
12 Mechanical circulatory support, 192José Luis Navia
13 The role of heart transplantation, 228David O. Taylor
14 Perioperative care of the surgical patient with heart failure: from conventional cardiac surgery to mechanical circulatory support, 255Tiffany Buda & Patrick M.McCarthy
15 Biological approaches to heart failure: gene transfer and cell transplantation, 272Marc S. Penn, Samuel Unzek & Arman T. Askari
16 Ethical issues in cardiothoracic medicine, 289Katrina A. Bramstedt
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