Heart failure is epidemic throughout the world. A growing incidence and prevalence has resulted in a large population of individuals transitioning to advanced stages of the syndrome and requiring uniquely specialised therapies and cardiac transplantation.
The Oxford Textbook of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantationr is a focused and comprehensive work covering this new and rapidly growing cardiovascular subspecialty. Authored by eminent international experts, it is the authoritative text on advanced heart failure and a central resource for clinicians caring for patients with this condition.
By covering a range of characteristics, therapeutic challenges and practical aspects of managing patients, this book provides an in-depth source for cardiologists and other related clinicians. A strong focus on the difficult decision making needed to handle advanced heart failure cases, along with specific knowledge of epidemiology, biology and pathophysiology, creates a key tool for optimally managing these complex patients.
- Foreword by Eugene Braunwald
- A comprehensive resource which provides the material needed to practice the new and rapidly growing cardiovascular subspecialty of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation.
- Focuses on optimal strategies for tackling the practical aspects of managing the patient with cardiac transplantation.
- Uniquely emphasises the condition of right ventricular failure and pulmonary vascular disease.
- Brings together eminent international experts as authors.
- Includes access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online
1: Advanced heart failure in perspective, Marc A. Pfeffer, Michael Domanski and Mandeep R. Mehra
2: Cell biology of heart failure, Kenneth B. Marguiles and J.Eduardo Rame
3: Physiology and hemodynamic assessment of the failing heart: Current knowledge and unmet needs for advanced heart failure, Julia Shin, Mandeep R. Mehra and Ileana Pena
4: Transplantation immunology, James F. George
5: Implantable devices for cardiovascular monitoring, Max J. Liebo and W.H. Wilson Tang
6: Endomyocardial biopsy in the failing heart, Michael J. Domanski, Mark Halushka and Sean Pinney
7: Imaging in advanced heart failure, Mayank Kansal, Manish Bansal, Jagat Narula and Partho P Sengupta
8: Pharmologic management of advanced heart failure, Akshay S. Desai and Marc A. Pfeffer
9: Arrhythmias in heart failure: The AV node and above, Steven Stevens, Kalyanam Shivkumar and Noel G. Boyle
10: Ventricular Arrhythmias in Heart Failure, John D. Ferguson and John P. DiMarco
11: Cardiac Resynchronization, James P. Daubert, Brett Atwater and Kevin Jackson
12: Advanced heart failure in valvular heart disease, Blase A. Carabello
13: High risk heart failure surgery: strategies for coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery in patients with reduced ejection fraction, Marzia Leacche, Garrick C. Stewart and John G. Byrne
14: Mechanical circulatory support: patient selection, optimization and inpatient management of the LVAD patient, Michael J. Domanski and Mandeep R. Mehra
15: Mechanical circulatory support: outpatient management, Mandeep R. Mehra and Michael J. Domanski
16: Cardiac transplantation overview, Joann Lindenfeld
17: Immunosuppression strategies, Jon A. Kobashigawa
18: Rejection surveillance, type and treatment, Natasha Lipson and Sean P. Pinney
19: Complications after cardiac transplantation, Howard J. Eisen and Thomas J. Vischer
20: Right heart failure: Anatomy physiology and patho-biology, Thomas G. DiSalvo and Simon Maltais
21: Right ventricular failure: Clinical features and management, Thomas G. DiSalvo and Simon Maltais
22: Pulmonary arterial hypertension, Myung Park
23: End of life care in advanced heart failure, Jessi Khangura and Sarah J. Goodlin
24: Future directions in advanced heart failure, Michael Domanski, Mark Pfeffer and Mandeep R. Mehra
Prof Michael J. Domanski, University Health Network, Peter Munk Cardiovascular Centre and the University of Toronto, Prof Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, FACC, FACP, FRCP, Medical Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Heart Disease, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Editor in Chief, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and Prof Marc A. Pfeffer, Dzau Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Michael Domanski is a Professor of Medicine at University Health Network, Peter Munk Cardiovascular Centre and the University of Toronto. He is also the Director of Heart Failure Research and the Patient Inpatient Heart Failure Program and Chairman of the Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Oversight Committee. Professor Domanski has previously held director positions at Trinity Medical Centre, North Dakota and Washington Adventist Hospital.
Mandeep Mehra is Medical Director at Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. He is also the Editor in Chief of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Professor Mehra has previously been affiliated with Louisiana State University and was the Chief of Ochsner Clinic Foundation's Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation Centre.
Marc Alan Pfeffer is a Senior Physician at Brigham and Women's Children Hospial, Boston, Massachusetts and Director of their Cardiovascular Grand Rounds program. He is a recipient of the American Heart Association Clinical Research Prize and is a Senior Associate Editor at Circulation. Professor Pfeffer previously held a position as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.