The 4 Stages of Heart Failure 1st Edition PDF
The 4 Stages of Heart Failure 1st Edition ebook
This book applies practical clinical concepts to the latest four-stage model of heart failure from preclinical risk and early asymptomatic disease to classic symptomatic heart failure and finally advanced heart failure. This framework emphasizes a tailored approach to ongoing heart failure assessment to guide therapy and improve outcomes.
• Illustrated with over 250 full-colour figures
• Specific recommendations backed by clinical trial data
• Practical algorithms for diagnosis and therapy
• Prevention of heart failure
• Identification and treatment of structural heart disease prior to heart failure
• How to combine lifestyle changes, medications, and devices to improve outcomes
• Reversing decompensated heart failure
• Key indicators of advanced heart failure and appropriate treatment options
• Emerging new therapies
The book fulfils its purpose of providing a deeper understanding of the various stages of heart failure. Its particular strength is the broad, in-depth discussion of clinically relevant topics. Readers will appreciate the illustrative pictures, diagrams, graphs, and tables, which will help in digesting the material.
This is clearly designed for those who routinely care for heart failure patients and advanced level trainees, including cardiologists, researchers, internists, nurse practitioners, and house staff. The author is an internationally known expert.
After clearly elaborating the epidemiology, morbidity, and mortality associated with heart failure, the book discusses various risk factors that lead to the development of this disease. Then, it provides novel insights into various factors and mechanisms that contribute to the propagation of various stages of heart failure and delivers an overview of available assessment tools and management regimens for each stage of heart failure. Finally, it briefly illustrates how to put the evidence to use in therapeutics for heart failure. It provides the most comprehensive coverage to date of most aspects of the different stages of heart failure, and the interdisciplinary approach makes it valuable to physicians caring for patients with heart failure.
This book underscores the medical importance of recognizing the various stages of heart failure, their economic costs, and the interplay of the various mechanisms/factors involved. It is concise yet comprehensive in its coverage of this important topic. Its spare style lends itself well to the needs of busy physicians who want to quickly look something up related to heart failure.
–Doody Review by Fahad Javed, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
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