2. Device monitoring
5. Cardiac rehabilitation
9. MVP/LV plasty
11. Heart transplantation
12. Regenerative therapy
This book offers essential guidance on the diagnosis, management and treatment of heart failure using the latest Ventricular Assist Devices and approaches such as Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping, Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation and so on. It provides practical guidelines on the monitoring using those devices, as well as techniques and treatment strategies, and features two dedicated chapters on heart transplants and regenerative therapy. The main content is complemented by a wealth of full-color figures and diagrams to clearly demonstrate the operative techniques and tools discussed.
Given its scope, Update on Non-pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure offers a valuable resource, not only for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, but also for clinical residents and medical students.
Prof. Kinugawa is a graduate of University of Tokyo, and had long worked as a division chief of advanced heart failure in University of Tokyo. He is now a chief of cardiology in University of Toyama, and serves as a board member in many academic societies. He is one of KOL in the field of heart failure in Japan.
Dr. Imamura is also a graduate of University of Tokyo, and has worked with Prof. Kinugawa since he was a fellow of cardiology in University of Tokyo. He has just returned from Chicago and joined in the HF program in University of Toyama. He is one of rising stars among Japanese young cardiologist.