Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have been shown to be superior to medications (beta blockers, digoxin, ace inhibitors, diuretics) for management of advanced heart failure. Other surgical alternatives, like mitral valve repair, aortic valve repair, and the Dor procedures (remodeling the shape of the left ventricle) are also important in the management of patients with CHF. These are topics that will all be covered in the book.
1. Natural History of Advanced Left Ventricular Dysfunction: Jorde 2. Algorithm for Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure: Deng 3. Surgical Coronary Artery Revascularization in Patients with Advanced Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Sun 4. Mitral Valve Repair for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation with Advanced Cardiomyopathy: Galloway 5. Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis/Aortic Insufficiency with Advanced Left Ventricular Dysfunction: McCarthy 6. Ventricular Remodeling For Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Ventricular Asynergy Post Myocardial Infarction: Conte 7. Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Buckberg 8. Cardiac Resynchronization in Advanced Heart Failure - Biventricular Pacing: William Abraham 9. Triage Ventricular Assist Devices: Tandem Heart, Impella, and Centrimag: Matt Williams 10. Cardiac Transplantation: Edwards/Mancini 11. Mechanical Circulatory Assistance as a Bridge to Transplant: Morgan/Naka 12. LVADs as Destination Therapy: Mark Slaughter 13. Newer Generation Rotary Pumps: B. Frazier 14. Total Artificial Heart: Copeland 15. Surgical Treatment of Right Ventricular Failure - Smedira 16. Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplantation in the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease: Special Considerations - J. Chen/Mosca