Fast Facts: Heart Failure
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Fast Facts: Heart Failure

Dariusz Korczyk, Thomas H Marwick, Gerry Kaye

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Heart failure is a serious public health problem that has an enormous effect on individuals and families, as well as healthcare budgets around the world. Written with the non-specialist in mind, Fast Facts: Heart Failure provides:

- a concise discussion of the pathophysiological mechanisms that lead to heart failure
- a detailed review of the causes and comorbidities of heart failure
- simple advice on diagnosis and investigation
- clear management principles, including healthy lifestyle choices for patients
- evidence-based guidance on first- and second-line drug therapies and medical management that targets the underlying cause
- a comprehensive overview of non-pharmacological treatment options, including devices and transplantation
- important information on palliative care in end-stage heart failure.

Contents:

  • Definitions and epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology and clinical stages
  • Causes; Comorbidities
  • Diagnosis
  • General management and lifestyle considerations
  • Pharmacological treatment
  • Non-pharmacological treatment
  • Prognosis
  • Clinical trials and developments
  • Useful resources
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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
Professional and Scholarly
Publisher / Imprint
Health Press Limited
Publication Country / Place
GB
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9781908541284
Format
Paperback
Edition
1
Published Date
August 2012
Primary Price
15 GBP
Pages
140
Dimensions
8.2 x 5.9
Illustration
25
Series
Fast Facts