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Fast Facts: Heart Failure, 2nd edn

By Gerry Kaye and
Dariusz Korczyk

Published 2017

152 pages, 27 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-910797-32-7

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Effective new treatments – from drugs to surgery to devices – are revolutionizing both outcome and wellbeing in patients with heart failure. Written with the non-specialist in mind, this practical resource distills a lot of complex information into a refreshingly readable format, with clear informative diagrams and useful pull-out tables. Highlights include:

  • 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.


Fast Facts: Heart Failure is the 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.

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

 

The authors

Gerry Kaye

MBChB MD FRCP FRACP Consultant Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia


Dariusz Korczyk

IntMedSpec(P) FRACP FCSANZ MHFA Cardiologist, Heart Failure Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.


 

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