Heart Failure

A Comprehensive Guide to Pathophysiology and Clinical Care

  • Howard Eisen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Raymond C. Givens, P. Christian Schulze
    Pages 1-26
  3. Gary S. Ledley, Shahzad Ahmed, Haile Jones, Steven J. Rough, Peter Kurnik
    Pages 27-48
  4. Gustavo Jardim Volpe, Joao A. C. Lima
    Pages 49-63
  5. Gabriel Sayer, Marc J. Semigran
    Pages 65-84
  6. Evan P. Kransdorf, D. Eric Steidley
    Pages 97-124
  7. Jeffrey D. Wessler, Mathew S. Maurer
    Pages 125-148
  8. S. Luke Kusmirek
    Pages 327-338
  9. Ethan R. Ellis, Mark E. Josephson
    Pages 339-369
  10. Michael L. Bernard, Michael R. Gold
    Pages 371-384
  11. Michael A. Samara, David S. Feldman
    Pages 385-402
  12. John W. C. Entwistle III, Andrew S. Wechsler
    Pages 403-425
  13. Salil V. Deo, Soon J. Park
    Pages 427-459

About this book


This book elucidates the etiology of heart failure (HF) to assist understanding in the clinical therapies available.  It explains these in light of the better understanding of the pathophysiology of HF, which has translated into dramatic improvements in patient outcome.

The chapters detail the causes, diagnosis and treatment of HF, and recognize that having become the leading cause of morbidity, mortality and hospitalization in the developed world, even patients with the most advanced HF have options that allow prolonged survival. This includes alternatives to cardiac transplantation, including mechanical circulatory support with a rapidly growing number of new, smaller, more reliable devices becoming available. 

Heart Failure: A Comprehensive Guide to Pathophysiology and Clinical Care will be critical reading for all involved in the management of these patients and provides a scientific and clinical reference for trainees in cardiovascular disease as well as physicians involved in caring for these patients.


Cardiac Transplantation Cardiac resynchronization therapy Heart Failure Mechanical Circulatory Support Cardiovascular Disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Howard Eisen
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyDrexel University College of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4219-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4218-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4219-5
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