Stage B, a Pre-cursor of Heart Failure, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics


  • Jay Cohn, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, Medical School Minneapolis, MN, Editor of the Journal of Cardiac Failure
  • Gary Francis, MD, Variety Club Research Center, Minneapolis, MN

In the joint American College of Cardiology /American Heart Association classification system, Stage B heart failure refers to patients with structural heart disease but no symptoms of heart failure.  Preventing progression of heart failure in Stage B patients is a central concern to heart failure specialists, so two issues have been devoted to this topic.  Part I focuses on an understanding of structural heart disease and the factors that cause progression from risk of heart failure to development of structural changes.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3871-7