Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781455772377, 9780323315685

Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

3rd Edition

Authors: Douglas Mann G. Michael Felker
eBook ISBN: 9780323315685
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455772377
eBook ISBN: 9780323325684
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 10th February 2015
Page Count: 784

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Basic Mechanisms of Heart Failure

1. Molecular Basis for Heart Failure

2. Cellular Basis for Heart Failure

3. Cellular Basis for Myocardial Regeneration and Repair

4. Myocardial Basis for Heart Failure: Role of Cardiac Interstitium

Section 2. Mechanisms of Disease Progression in Heart Failure

5. Molecular Signaling Mechanisms of the Renin-Angiotensin System in Heart Failure

6. Adrenergic Receptor Signaling in Heart Failure

7. Role of Innate Immunity in Heart Failure

8. Oxidative Stress in Heart Failure

9. Alterations in Ventricular Function in Systolic Heart Failure

10. Alterations in Ventricular Function: Diastolic Heart Failure

11. Alterations in Ventricular Structure: Role of Left Ventricular Remodeling and Reverse Remodeling in Heart Failure

12. Alterations in the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems in Heart Failure

13. Alterations in the Peripheral Circulation in Heart Failure

14. Alterations in Kidney Function Associated with Heart Failure

15. Alterations in Skeletal Muscle in Heart Failure

16. Alterations in Cardiac Metabolism

Section 3. Etiological Basis for Heart Failure

17. Epidemiology of Heart Failure

18. Heart Failure as a Consequence of Ischemic Heart Disease

19. Heart Failure as a Consequence of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

20. The Restrictive and Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies and Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy

21. Heart Failure As A Consequence of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

22. Heart Failure as a Consequence of Genetic Cardiomyopathy

23. Heart Failure as a Consequence of Hypertension

24. Heart Failure As A Consequence of Valvular Heart Disease

25. Heart Failure as a Consequence of Congenital Heart Disease

26. Heart Failure as a Consequence of Viral and Non-viral Myocarditis

27. Heart Failure in the Developing World

Section 4. Clinical Assessment of Heart Failure

28. Clinical Evaluation of Heart Failure

29. Cardiac Imaging In Heart Failure

30. The Use of Biomarkers in the Evaluation of Patients with Heart Failure

31. Hemodynamics in Heart Failure

Section 5. Therapy for Heart Failure

32. Disease Prevention in Heart Failure

33. Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

34. Contemporary Medical Therapy for Heart Failure Patients With Reduced Ejection Fraction

35. Management of Arrhythmias and Device Therapy in Heart Failure

36. Treatment of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

37. Management of Heart Failure in Special Populations: Older Patients, Women, and Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups

38. Stem Cell-Based and Gene Therapies in Heart Failure

39. Pulmonary Hypertension

40. Cardiac Transplantation

41. Surgical Treatment of Chronic Congestive Heart Failure

42. Circulatory Assist Devices in Heart Failure

43. Managing Heart Failure in Cancer Patients

44. Disease Management in Heart Failure

45. Management of Comorbidities in Heart Failure for the third edition of Heart Failure 

46. Measuring Quality Outcomes in Heart Failure

47. Decision Making and Palliative Care in Advanced Heart Failure


Lead editor of Braunwald’s Heart Disease, Dr. Douglas L. Mann, and nationally and internationally recognized heart failure expert Dr. G. Michael Felker, bring you the latest, definitive state-of-the art information on heart failure in this outstanding Braunwald’s companion volume. Heart Failure, 3rd Edition, keeps you current with recent developments in the field, improved patient management strategies, and new drug therapies and implantable devices that will make a difference in your patients’ lives and in your practice. Braunwald’s Heart Failure Companion also has an on-line version that is updated with late-breaking clinical trials, "Hot Off the Press" commentary and Focused Reviews that are relevant to heart failure.

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About the Authors

Douglas Mann Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Lewin Chair and Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology, Chief, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine; Cardiologist-in-Chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

G. Michael Felker Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Chief, Heart Failure Section, Division of Cardiology, Director, Clinical Research Unit, Duke Heart Center, Director of Heart Failure Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina