Hemodynamic Monitoring in the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437704853

Hemodynamic Monitoring in the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics, Volume 5-2

1st Edition

Authors: William Abraham Ragavendra Baliga
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437704853
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 23rd March 2009
Page Count: 240

Description

Heart failure incidence increases with age and because the oldest segment of the population in Western countries is the fastest growing, the prevalence of heart failure is expected to increase. Understanding the signs and symptoms of heart failure is therefore of increasing necessity for physicians. Hemodynamic monitoring provides data on blood flow and pressure to assist physicians in determining the status of the patient's heart and in managing heart failure. This issue provides a detailed picture of the various options for assessing hemodynamics, including clinical assessment, echocardiography, transthoracic impedance cardiography, pulmonary artery catheters, B-type natriuretic peptide levels, and implantable devices.


Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Hardcover ISBN:
9781437704853

About the Authors

William Abraham Author

Ragavendra Baliga Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University, University Hospital East, Ohio, MI, USA