Heart failure is a serious condition caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure. It usually occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly, most commonly caused by heart attack, high blood pressure or cardiomyopathy (heart disease).
This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of heart failure.
Divided into 81 sections, the book begins with an overview of heart failure, its epidemiology, types, assessment and diagnosis, and imaging.
Each of the following chapters provides in depth detail on a different type or cause of heart failure, concluding with discussion on intravenous drug administration.
With more than 100 contributors, the text is further enhanced by charts and tables, making it an excellent quick reference guide for both practising cardiologists and trainees.
- Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of heart failure
- Covers numerous different types and causes
- More than 100 expert contributors
- Highly illustrated with charts and tables
Harikrishnan S MD DM DNB FRCP
Professor of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India