The definitive one-stop guide to treating -- and preventing -- heart failureThis practical reference provides all the expert guidance and up-to-the-minute clinical perspectives you need to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with heart failure.A major focus of the book is integration of various management approaches to maximize patient benefit. Coverage begins with a brief introduction to the incidence and causes of heart failure, then quickly moves into a more thorough clinical overview of symptom evaluation, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment methods, hospitalization, surgical treatments, and more.Features: Clear, step-by-step coverage of prevention and all treatment modalities with evidence-based recommendations Full examination of the types of heart failure, prevalence, morbidity and associated co-morbidities, mortality, risk factors, etiologies, cardiomyopathies, and pathophysiology Key perspectives on the use of ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, aldosterone antagonists, IV vasoactive medications, diuretics, digitalis, surgical procedures and devices, and more Need-to-know procedures for patient evaluation Heart failure disease management programs and pathways of care that can be applied in any practice setting Clinically relevant diagrams, figures, and algorithms

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