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Acute Heart Failure

Putting the Puzzle of Pathophysiology and Evidence Together in Daily Practice

Authors: Krüger, Wolfgang

  • Evidence-based review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy of acute heart failure syndromes
  • Designed for easy use in everyday clinical practice, an introduction into the topic
  • Designed to satisfy the need of Acute Medicine/the Heart Team concept
  • Contains extensive references, allowing the reader to easily refer to the original experimental studies
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-54973-6
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About this book

Acute heart failure is a potentially life threatening situation where correct, rapid therapy can save lives. Information from the latest research and studies has been used to update this text to bring the latest understanding of the pathophysiology together with a practical guide to diagnosis and management using an evidenced based approach.

Since the first edition of Acute Heart Failure, this research has brought to light three important issues to be integrated into a second edition. First, the so-called “vascular heart failure” has been identified as a common and decisive mechanism provoking acute heart failure due to the coupling and interaction between the heart (right and left heart) and the large vessel systems (aorta and pulmonary artery). Second, the interaction and cross-talk between heart and kidneys, the so-called ‘cardiorenal syndrome’ has been identified as another feature of acute heart failure syndromes. Third, we have new knowledge and updated points of views about the development of pulmonary hypertension in patients suffering from heart failure, the group 2 of the classification system of pulmonary hypertension. These are all covered in this second edition.

This revision to a seminal text is a valuable addition to any practitioner who treats patients with acute heart failure and wants a deeper understanding of the condition.

About the authors

Dr.  Wolfgang Kruger is a physician trained and specialized in general internal medicine, cardiology and intensive care medicine, with international certification. He has worked as a consultant intensivist and cardiologist throughout Europe, with special interests in acute heart failure and circulatory disorders of critically ill patients. Currently he is working as senior consultant at the Medical University Department of the Cantonal Hospital in Aarau, Switzerland, where he holds teaching responsibilities. His attempt to incorporate the newest research into everyday evidence-based medicine led him to write a textbook on this topic.

Reviews

“This would be a good reference for those in the process of medical training or in practice, such as medical students, residents, cardiology fellows, APPs in cardiology/heart failure, and practicing cardiologists. … provides comprehensive, updated guidance in the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of acute heart failure. The concepts are covered in great detail and are thoroughly evidence based. This would be useful as a reference as well as a background book for medical students up through cardiology fellows and practitioners.” (Thomas Middour, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2017)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Cardiac Physiology and Acute Heart Failure Syndromes

    Krüger, Wolfgang

    Pages 1-80

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  • Acute Heart Failure Syndromes

    Krüger, Wolfgang

    Pages 81-162

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  • Cardiogenic Shock

    Krüger, Wolfgang

    Pages 163-207

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  • Acute Right Heart Failure

    Krüger, Wolfgang

    Pages 209-271

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  • Heart Failure with Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (HFNEF)

    Krüger, Wolfgang

    Pages 273-339

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54973-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54971-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acute Heart Failure
Book Subtitle
Putting the Puzzle of Pathophysiology and Evidence Together in Daily Practice
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54973-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54973-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-54971-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 406
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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