This comprehensively covers everything from pathophysiology to the evaluation of patients presenting with heart failure to medical management, device therapy, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, and include relevant cardiac imaging studies such as echocardiograms and magnetic resonance imaging studies which could be seen in their entirety as well as pathology slides, hemodynamic tracings and videos of cardiac surgery such as heart transplants and ventricular assist device implantation. Finally, the book would have videos of patients with heart failure, heart transplants or ventricular assist devices, describing their clinical presentation and experiences. It is structured so that it can be used as a guide by physicians studying for the general Cardiology or Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantations Boards.
Howard Eisen, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Molecular Changes in Heart Failure.- Hemodynamics and Heart Failure.- Imaging and Heart Failure.- Acute and Chronic Right Ventricular Failure.- Inhibition of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System.- Inhibition of the Sympathetic Nervous System.- Management of the Patient with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Classification, Epidemiology and Pathophysiology.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Presentation, Physical Exam, and Laboratory Evaluation.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure -Treatment Guidelines.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Treatment - Specific Therapies.- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure - Treatment with Guideline Determined Medical Therapy and Discharge Planning.- Cardiac-Oncology: Management of the Patient with Heart Failure after Chemotherapy.- Atrial Arrhythmias and Heart Failure.- Ventricular Arrhythmias and Heart Failure.- Cardiac Defibrillators and Heart Failure.- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure.- Revascularization and Heart Failure.- Valve Repair and Replacement in Congestive Heart FailurePatient Selection for Cardiac Transplantation.- Pathophysiology of the Alloimmune Response and Immunosuppression.- Antibody-Mediated Rejection.- Infections After Cardiac Transplantation.- Post-Transplant Complications-Hypertension, Renal Dysfunction, Diabetes Mellitus, Malignancy, Arrhythmias, Osteoporosis, Sexual Dysfunction.- Patient Selection.- Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support.- Mechanical Circulatory Support as a Bridge to Heart Transplantation.- Medical Management of the Patient with Chronic Mechanical Circulatory Support.- The Total Artificial Heart.- Physiology of Stem Cells.- Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure.- Origins of Quality Metrics.- Exercise and Patients with Heart Failure.- Heart Failure Management and Development of Heart Failure Programs.- Inflammation and Heart Failure