1st Edition

Clinical Approach to Diastolic Heart Failure

Authors: Allan Klein Mario Garcia
Print ISBN: 9781416037545
eBook ISBN: 9781437711004
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 30th April 2008
Page Count: 464


This reference thoroughly equips you to successfully diagnose and manage even the most complex incidences of diastolic heart failure and their comorbidities. It examines the basic mechanisms of this condition through discussions of both cellular and anatomic causes; guides you through non-invasive techniques for diagnosis, including echocardiography, cardiac CT, and MRI; and provides expert advice on pharmacologic management.

Case examples on the accompanying CD-ROM provide a greater understanding of the diagnostic process.

Key Features

  • Covers the basic mechanisms of diastolic heart problems from both cellular and anatomic perspectives.
  • Chapters covering modalities helpful in assessment of diastolic function such as: echocardiography, cardiac MRI, radionuclide ventriculography, and invasive hemodynamic measurements.
  • Features in-depth assessments of all diagnostic methods for diastolic heart failure, including rationales for their use.
  • Examines contributing conditions that play a role in diastolic heart failure and offers guidance on their management.
  • Offers pharmacologic strategies for multiple problem management.
  • Includes a bonus CD-ROM featuring clinical cases of diagnostic methods for heart failure.


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About the Author

Allan Klein

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Mario Garcia

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging, Mount Siani School of Medicine, New York, NY