Fast Facts: Heart Failure


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.


  • 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
  • Pub date: August 2012
  • English
  • 9781908541284
  • GB
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 15 GBP
  • Pages: 140
  • Health Press Limited
  • Readership: Professional and Scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.9 inches
  • Illustration: 25
  • Series: Fast Facts