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Biomedical Sciences | Translational Approach to Heart Failure

Translational Approach to Heart Failure

Bartunek, Jozef, Vanderheyden, Marc (Eds.)

2013, XIII, 503 p. 124 illus., 89 illus. in color.

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  • Provides an overview of state-of-the-art management of heart failure
  • Focusing on how the techniques move from lab work through clinical trials and approval
  • Details latest updates in the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of heart failure

This book reviews multidisciplinary and translational state-of-the-art management of heart failure with emphasis on burning clinical questions and challenges faced by the heart team. The refined pathophysiologal understanding of the heart failure syndrome together with the surge of new technological advances led to innovative medical and interventional treatment strategies improving the outcome of heart failure patients. However the complex interplay between the clinical presentation and the array of the interventions requires a coordinated multidisciplinary “heart team” approach involving various specialists in the cardiovascular field including clinicians, interventionalists, surgeons and cardiac intensivists. In this book, opinion leaders will review of state-of-the-art management of heart failure with particular emphasis on burning clinical questions and challenges faced by the heart team. New medical and interventional therapies for chronic and acute heart failure are addressed by bridging bench to bedside translation in science and technology into practical clinical application and guidance.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Doppler echocardiography - chronic and acute heart failure - clinical presentation - heart failure - medical and interventional therapies - pathophysiology - systolic and diastolic heart failure - telemonitoring - valvular or revascularization interventions

Related subjects » Biomedical Engineering - Biomedical Sciences - Cardiology & Angiology

Table of contents 

1. Pathophysiology of Heart Failure: Back to Basics

Gilles W De Keulenaer, Vincent Segers, Dirk L Brutsaert


2. Heart Failure with Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction – Basic Principles and Clinical Diagnostics

Otto A. Smiseth, Espen W. Remme, Anders Opdahl, Svend Aakhus and Helge Skulstad


3. 17 Cardiorenal Syndrome Revisited

Matthias Dupont , Wilfried Mullens, and W. H. Wilson Tang


4. Doppler Echocardiography in the Clinical Evaluation of Heart Failure: What Clinicians Need to know and Echocardiographers Should Report

Ivan Stankovic and  Jens-Uwe Voigt


5. Back to Earth: ‘Common sense’ in the Management of Heart Failure

Marc Goethals


6. Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure:  Rate versus Rhythm Control

Mackram F. Eleid, Yong-Mei Cha, and Win-Kuang Shen


7. Repetitive ICD Shocks and Incessant VTs in Heart Failure: What to Do? 
Martin Eisenberger, Tom De Potter, Peter Geelen,


8.  Dyssynchronous Heart Failure:  From Bench to Bedside

Caroline J.M. van Deursen,  Lars B. van Middendorp, and  Frits W. Prinzen


9. 18 Telemonitoring and Sensor Technologies in Chronic Heart Failure

Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens, and W. H. Wilson Tang


10. Functional Mitral Regurgitation: the Surgeons’s Perspective

Jerry Braun and Robert J.M. Klautz


11. Percutaneous Approaches to Treat Functional Mitral Regurgitation: Current State of Affairs and Future Perspectives

David Messika-Zeitoun


12. Tailored Approach to Functional Mitral Regurgitation

Martin Penicka and Frank Van Praet


13. Revascularization and  Left Ventricular Reconstruction in a Patient with Ischemic Heart Failure: to STICH or not to STICH?

Marisa Di Donato


14. Cardiac arrest en Refractory Cardiogenic Shock

 15. Left Ventricular Assist Devices – From Bridge to Transplant to Destination Therapy

Lars H. Lund


16. Novel Device-based Strategies in Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

Gabor Toth, Marc Vanderheyden, and Jozef Bartunek


17. Total Artificial Heart

Christof Stamm, Roland Hetzer


18. Stem Cell Therapy for Ischemic Heart Disease

Atta Behfar, Jozef Bartunek,  and Andre Terzic


19. Immunosuppressive Management of the Heart Transplant Recipient

Sofie Verstreken

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