Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure

This timely book is a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure patients in the short stay or observation unit setting.

Author: W. Frank Peacock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781617796265

Category: Medical

Page: 343

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This timely book is a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure patients in the short stay or observation unit setting. Produced in collaboration with the Society of Chest Pain Centers, this book provides an understanding of the diverse medical needs and solutions, administrative processes, and regulatory issues necessary for successful management. In an environment of increasing financial consciousness, medical practice is changing drastically. Short stay care is premier among the new specialties that cater to the complex balance of optimizing patient outcomes while minimizing fiscal burdens. The observation unit has proven to be an excellent arena for the care of acute heart failure, replete with opportunities to improve both medical management and quality metrics. Unique to the field, Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure, Second Edition is the only book of its kind, providing the medical, regulatory, and economic tools necessary to create and implement successful short stay management protocols and units for the care of the heart failure patient. It is an essential guide for health care professionals and for hospitals and institutions wishing to be recognized as quality heart failure centers as accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Congestive Heart Failure

This edition has new chapters on impact and treatment of comorbidities, prevention of sudden cardiac death, rationale for use of anticoagulants, ultrafiltration, use of mechanical devices, and gene and cell therapy.

Author: Jeffrey D. Hosenpud

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781762854

Category: Medical

Page: 1487

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Written by recognized leaders in the field, Congestive Heart Failure, Third Edition is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference on all basic and clinical aspects of heart failure. Coverage includes an entire section on pharmacologic therapy and a twenty-chapter section on clinical approaches to acute and chronic heart failure. This edition has new chapters on impact and treatment of comorbidities, prevention of sudden cardiac death, rationale for use of anticoagulants, ultrafiltration, use of mechanical devices, and gene and cell therapy. Readers will find up-to-date information on genetics, surgical therapies, ventricular synchronization, defibrillator therapy, mechanical approaches to atrial fibrillation, left ventricular assist devices, ventricular support and ventricular remodeling surgery, and myocardial regeneration/cell transplantation.

Manual of Heart Failure

Comprehensive guide to heart failure for clinicians. Includes chapter in cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Internationally recognised US author team.

Author: Mark Anderson

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789350906309

Category: Medical

Page: 382

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Comprehensive guide to heart failure for clinicians. Includes chapter in cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Internationally recognised US author team.

Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Edited by a well-known expert and his team of contributors, the book offers evidence-based advice on how they diagnose and treat their patients effectively.

Author: Christopher O'Connor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1841843741

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Although the majority of heart failure represents the exacerbation of chronic disease, about 20% will present as a first time diagnosis. And although there are a number of intravenous agents that can be used for acute decompensated heart failure, there are no national guidelines currently available. Edited by a well-known expert and his team of contributors, the book offers evidence-based advice on how they diagnose and treat their patients effectively. The sections cover: epidemiology and pathophysiology, diagnosis and evaluation, comorbidities, treatment strategies, issues in Management, and future directions in clinical practice and research.

Acute heart failure and pulmonary oedema

In the acute phase of heart failure treatment consists of oxygen therapy and (if necessary) CPAP therapy, vasodilatation with nitrates, and furosemide which is given initially as intravenous bolus doses followed by a continuous infusion (if ...

Author: Sics Editore

Publisher: SICS Editore

ISBN: 9788869300486

Category: Medical

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In the acute phase of heart failure treatment consists of oxygen therapy and (if necessary) CPAP therapy, vasodilatation with nitrates, and furosemide which is given initially as intravenous bolus doses followed by a continuous infusion (if necessary). Morphine is administered according to the symptoms. In the presence of low filling pressures, intravenous rehydration may be needed. A fluid challenge using a small amount of fluid must be carried out before rehydration is commenced. If the patient does not respond to the acute phase treatment other specific therapies may be considered, such as levosimendan. The correction of the underlying cause and aggravating factors is crucial for a favourable outcome. Intensive care treatment and interventional therapies should only be considered if the patient can be thought to have a chance of recovery or the dysfunction of the heart can be considered to be reversible. In severe chronic heart failure, the patient's wishes regarding further medical care (living will) should be explored in good time.

Pharmacologic Trends of Heart Failure

This volume reviews potential future therapies for heart failure, with a particular focus on ambulatory acute decompensated heart failure and the transitions from therapies in the acute setting to chronic management.

Author: Hector O. Ventura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319305936

Category: Medical

Page: 173

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This volume reviews potential future therapies for heart failure, with a particular focus on ambulatory acute decompensated heart failure and the transitions from therapies in the acute setting to chronic management. Although in the developed world the incidence of and mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke have been declining over the last 15 years, heart failure is increasing in incidence, prevalence and overall mortality, despite advances in the diagnosis and management of the condition. Pharmacologic Trends of Heart Failure builds on the current understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms and insights gained from previous studies of therapeutic interventions. It is designed to establish the baseline level of knowledge that a cardiovascular professional needs to know on a day-to-day basis.

Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

Written by internationally renowned leaders in their field and relevant to all practicing clinicians, this textbook comprehensively covers all aspects of heart failure, and suggests the optimal evidence-based management for heart failure ...

Author: Roy S. Gardner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199577729

Category: Medical

Page: 660

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Written by internationally renowned leaders in their field and relevant to all practicing clinicians, this textbook comprehensively covers all aspects of heart failure, and suggests the optimal evidence-based management for heart failure patients.

Hospitalization for Heart Failure An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics

This issue of Heart Failure Clinics is about acute decompensated heart failure.

Author: Mihai Gheorghiade

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455775934

Category: Medical

Page: 116

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This issue of Heart Failure Clinics is about acute decompensated heart failure. Expert authors review the most current information available about comorbidities, management, drug therapy, and strategies to prevent a post-discharge adverse event. Keep up-to-the-minute with the latest developments in this life-threatening disorder.

Chronic heart failure

The diagnosis and management of heart failure (HF) often calls for cooperation between primary and specialist care.

Author: Sics Editore

Publisher: SICS Editore

ISBN: 9788869300479

Category: Medical

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The diagnosis and management of heart failure (HF) often calls for cooperation between primary and specialist care. Echocardiography should be performed to obtain information about the underlying cause of HF, its mechanism and severity. In principle, echocardiography is indicated for all patients who are going to start long-term medication to manage the condition. Patients with HF often have several coexisting conditions, which might complicate diagnosis and treatment. The aim should always be to target the underlying cause(s), e.g. hypertension, myocardial ischaemia, valvular disease or arrhythmia. All contributing diseases and conditions should also be identified and treated. The most important drug groups in secondary prevention, as far as prognosis and symptoms are concerned, are ACE inhibitors , angiotensin-II receptor antagonists (also known as angiotensin receptor blockers, i.e. ARBs) and beta-blockers, which are used in an asymptomatic phase and also in high-risk patients. Drug treatment to optimise the symptoms and prognosis requires close monitoring of the patient and will take several months.

Algorithms in Heart Failure

Comprehesnive guide to management of heart failure. Chapters include algorithm summarising topic. Authored by recognised experts in the field.

Author: Alan S Maisel

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789385999642

Category: Medical

Page: 394

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Comprehesnive guide to management of heart failure. Chapters include algorithm summarising topic. Authored by recognised experts in the field.