Oxford Textbook of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
Michael Domanski, Mandeep R. Mehra, Marc Pfeffer
Oxford University Press, 2016 - Medical - 550 pages
Heart failure is epidemic throughout the world. A growing incidence and prevalence has resulted in a large population of individuals transitioning to advanced stages of the syndrome and requiring uniquely specialised therapies and cardiac transplantation.
Oxford Textbook of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation is a focused and comprehensive work covering this new and rapidly growing cardiovascular subspecialty. Authored by eminent international experts, it is the authoritative text on advanced heart failure and a central resource for clinicians caring for patients with this conditition.
By covering a range of characteristics, therapeutic challenges and practical aspects of managing patients this book provides an in-depth source for cardiologists and other related clinicians. A strong focus on the difficult decision making needed to handle advanced heart failure cases, along with specific knowledge of epidemiology, biology and pathophysiology, creates a key tool for optimally managing these complex patients.
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1 Advanced heart failure in perspective
2 Cell biology of heart failure
Current knowledge and unmet needs for advanced heart failure
4 Transplantation immunology
5 Implantable devices for cardiovascular monitoring
6 Endomyocardial biopsy in the failing heart
7 Imaging in advanced heart failure
8 Pharmacologic management of advanced heart failure
Patient selection optimization and inpatient management of the patient with a left ventricular assist device
17 Immunosuppression strategies
Types and treatment
19 Complications after cardiac transplantation
Anatomy physiology and pathobiology
Clinical features and management
The atrioventricular node and above
10 Ventricular arrhythmias in heart failure
11 Cardiac resynchronization
12 Advanced heart failure in valvular heart disease
Strategies for coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery in patients with reduced ejection fraction
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