Fast Facts: Heart Failure

By (author) Korczyk, Dariusz; By (author) Marwick, Thomas H.; By (author) Kaye, Gerry

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. This compact handbook distills a lot of complex information into a highly digestible, practical format. Clear, informative diagrams and useful pull-out tables complement the text, and a list of key points and references for further reading are provided at the end of each chapter. It is an ideal resource for primary care providers, specialist nurses and cardiology trainees, and a good introduction to heart failure for all healthcare professionals who care for the elderly.

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[目次]

  • 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

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書名 Fast Facts: Heart Failure
著作者等 Kaye, Gerry
Marwick, Thomas H.
Korczyk, Dariusz
シリーズ名 Fast Facts
出版元 Health Press Limited
刊行年月 2012.08.01
ページ数 140p
ISBN 9781908541307
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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