Acute Heart Failure

Editors: Mebazaa, A., Gheorghiade, M., Zannad, F., Parrillo, J.E. (Eds.)

  • First book to cover extensively the diagnosis and management of this complex condition
  • Reflects the considerable amounts of new data reported
  • Collaborative approach between world renowned cardiologists and intensivists.
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About this book

For many years, there has been vast investment into researching chronic congestive heart failure, while acute heart failure has been considered a difficult to handle and hopeless syndrome. However, in recent years acute heart failure has become a growing area of study. The latest trials and studies have generated a considerable amount of new data and many new concepts have been proposed looking at the epidemiology, diagnostic and treatment of acute heart failure.

Acute Heart Failure informs cardiology, intensive care, and emergency medicine physicians on the diagnosis and management of severe acute heart failure from epidemiology through to diagnosis and treatment. This broad inclusive coverage ensures that the entire subject is covered in the necessary detail, providing information not only on the practical management but also the scientific basis behind the processes involved in acute heart failure.

Because cardiologists and intensivists do not see the same patients and/or do not have the same background, this book represents a joint effort from internationally known cardiologists and intensivists to set up a single reference resource, appropriate for practice both in Europe and the US. Consequently, all involved in the treatment of these patients will benefit from the consistent approach to acute heart failure within this book.

About the authors

Alexandre Mebazaa is based in Paris at the Hospital. He is a member of the joint European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Task Force on Acute Heart Failure.

Dr. Mihai Gheorghiade is the Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Chief, Cardiology Clinical Service, Clinical Practice Director, and Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Faiez Zannad is Professor of Cardiology at INSERM-CHU, Nancy, France.

Joseph Parrillo, M.D., is the Director of the Cooper Heart Institute, and the Head of the division of Cardiovascular Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Cooper. He has authored more than 800 books, articles and abstracts in his career, and is considered one of the world’s preeminent clinicians and researchers in cardiovascular disease/critical care medicine. Dr. Parrillo has received many accolades throughout his career, including the highest civilian honor for his work in heart disease and critical care medicine at the prestigious National Institutes of Health.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book provides the most comprehensive coverage to date of most aspects of acute heart failure available in a single volume, and its interdisciplinary approach makes it valuable to physicians caring for patients with acute heart failure. … By identifying our lack of knowledge, data, and carefully performed trials, the book puts researchers, clinicians, and health care authorities on notice to include acute heart failure as a topic of major concern in future research." (Helmut Drexler, The New England Journal of Medicine, September, 2008)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Definitions of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes

    Alexandre Mebazaa MD, PhD, Mihai Gheorghiade MD, FACC, Faiez M. Zannad MD, PhD, FESC, Joseph E. Parrillo MD

    Pages 5-6

  • Epidemiology and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes in Europ

    François Alla MD, PhD, Faiez M. Zannad MD, PhD, FESC

    Pages 13-19

  • Normal Physiology and Pathophysiology of Left Ventricular Systole

    Marc A. Simon MD, Michael R. Pinsky MD, CM, Dr, hc

    Pages 43-51

  • Reactive Oxygen Species in Heart Failure

    Min Zhang MD, PhD, Ajay M. Shah MD, FRCP, FMedSci

    Pages 118-123

  • Dyspnea: How to Differentiate Between Acute Heart Failure Syndrome and Other Diseases

    Clément R. Picard MD, Abdellatif Tazi MD, PhD

    Pages 161-167

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eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-781-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acute Heart Failure
Editors
  • Alexandre Mebazaa
  • Mihai Gheorghiade
  • Faiez Zannad
  • Joseph E. Parrillo
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-782-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-782-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-781-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 931
Topics