Heart Failure. A Combined Medical and Surgical Approach

  • ID: 2222241
  • Book
  • 328 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Providing optimal care for heart failure patients is a complex challenge that requires cooperation and coordination across multiple disciplines. Now, you can apply the successful techniques pioneered at the Cleveland Clinic, which are carefully explored and explained in this text.

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.

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List of Contributors, vii

Preface, ix

Acknowledgements, xi

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

Disclosure Statements, 305

Index, 307

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Patrick M. McCarthy
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