Heart Failure Mechanisms and Management

  • Basil S. Lewis
  • Asher Kimchi
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Molecular and Biochemical Aspects

  3. Pathophysiological Aspects of Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. E. H. Sonnenblick, T. H. LeJemtel, P. Anversa
      Pages 33-41
    3. J. N. Cohn, S. Finkelstein, S. Kubo, G. McVeigh, K. McDonald, D. Burns et al.
      Pages 42-44
  4. Ventricular Function in Heart Failure

  5. Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques in the Assessment of Patients with Heart Failure

  6. Heart Failure in Acute Ischemic Syndromes and Acute Myocardial Infarction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. M. E. Bertrand, J. M. Lablanche, J. L. Fourrier, A. Gommeaux, I. Mirsky
      Pages 107-120
    3. P. G. Hugenholtz
      Pages 121-133
  7. Rheumatic Heart Disease and Valvular Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. J. B. Barlow, R. H. Marcus, W. A. Pocock, C. W. Barlow, R. Essop, P. Sareli
      Pages 145-156
    3. H. P. Krayenbühl, O. M. Hess, E. S. Monrad, J. Schneider, G. Mall, M. Turina
      Pages 157-167
    4. J. S. Alpert, J. R. Benotti, I. S. Ockene
      Pages 168-175
  8. Cardiomyopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. E. G. J. Olsen
      Pages 179-187
    3. Jutta Schaper, S. Bernotat-Danielowski, R. Froede, S. Hein, N. Bleese
      Pages 188-193
  9. Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Inotropic Drugs in the Management of Heart Failure

    3. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

      1. J. McMurray, J. McLay, A. D. Struthers
        Pages 233-238
    4. Nitrate Therapy

    5. Calcium Antagonists

      1. A. Kimchi, B. S. Lewis
        Pages 281-292
      2. S. Jost, W. Rafflenbeul, D. Gulba, H. Hecker, P. Jost, P. R. Lichtlen
        Pages 313-322
      3. S. Ghio, S. De Servi, E. Bramucci, L. Angoli, P. Cioffi, L. Piatti et al.
        Pages 323-328
      4. M. Metra, S. Nodari, T. Guaini, R. Danesi, C. Ceconi, R. Ferrari et al.
        Pages 329-337
  10. Cardiac Arrhythmias in Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. B. N. Singh, M. L. Schoenbaum, M. Antimisiaris, C. Takanaka
      Pages 346-356
  11. Exercise Physiology and Exercise Therapy in Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. D. T. Kelly, S. D. Anderson, W. F. Shen, C. Y. P. Choong, G. S. Roubin
      Pages 368-373

About these proceedings


Following remarkable advances in medical care. the past decade has witnessed a significant improvement in the survival of patients with many different forms of heart disease. In the majority ofcases. however. the advances have been pa lIiative and not curative. The resu It has been the prod uction of an ever-increasing population of patients with heart disease. many of whom suffer from myocardial dysfunction and latent or overt heart failure. Heart failure is now a major cause of morbidity and mortality in cardiac patients. This book aims to combine in a single volume data relating to both pathophysiological mechanisms and the clinical management of the patient with heart failure. It includes chapters dealing with molecular. biochemical. and pathophysiological aspects of heart failure. ven­ tricular function and its assessment. and the clinical aspects of heart failure in different cardiac disorders, including ischemic heart disease. valvular heart disease. and the cardiomyopathies. There are sections on pharmacotherapy. the role of arrhythmias, exercise physiology. and neurohumoral mechanisms. The book also deals with newer inter­ ventional techniques. newer surgical procedures and some current problems relating to cardiac assist devices and heart and heart-lungs transplantation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Basil S. Lewis
    • 1
  • Asher Kimchi
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyLady Davis Carmel HospitalHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Division of CardiologyCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63509-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58231-8
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