Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. History of Cardiovascular Care and Heart Teams.- Chapter 3. Heart Teams for Aortic Valve Disease.- Chapter 4. Heart Teams for Mitral Valve Disease.- Chapter 5. Heart Teams for Tricuspid Valve Disease.- Chapter 6. Heart Teams for Heart Failure and Drug Implementation.- Chapter 7. Heart Teams for Heart Transplantation.- Chapter 8. Heart Teams for Artificial Heart Technology.- Chapter 9. Heart Teams for Women's Heart Health.- Chapter 10. Heart Teams for Coronary Artery Disease.- Chapter 11. Heart Teams for Cardiac Arrhythmias.- Chapter 12. Heart Teams for Cardiac Imaging.- Chapter 13. Heart Teams and the ICU.- Chapter 14. Heart Teams and Hospital Administration.- Chapter 15. Heart Teams and the Healthcare Industry.- Chapter 16. Heart Teams and Impact on Research and Innovation.
This book provides a comprehensive framework for developing heart teams to manage a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Management of cardiovascular diseases has changed dramatically in recent years due to developments in evidence-based practices and treatments as well as the introduction of new devices. The sequential method of referring patients from doctor to doctor is becoming an antiquated model. The future of cardiac care lies in developing multidisciplinary "Heart Teams" to provide patient-focused treatment for complex cardiovascular problems.
This volume examines the history and evolution of cardiovascular care and technology and explains why the implementation of heart teams is absolutely necessary to the future of cardiac care. It analyzes the role of heart teams for heart failure, complex coronary revascularization, mitral valve disease, cardiac imaging, aortic valve disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and women's heart health. Finally, the book explores how heart teams work with hospital administration and the broader healthcare industry.
Heart Teams for Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: A Guide for Advancing Patient-Centered Cardiac Care is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, fellows, and graduate students in cardiology, cardiac surgery, critical care medicine, and radiology.
Thierry Mesana, MD, PhD
Professor, Cardiac Surgery
President and CEO
University of Ottawa Heart Institute