FAST FACTS: HEART FAILURE PB

Ebook (VitalSource) - £15.00

Publication date:

17 April 2017

Length of book:

152 pages

ISBN-13: 9781910797327

Effective new treatments - from drugs to surgery to devices - are revolutionizing both outcome and wellbeing in patients with heart failure. Written with the non-specialist in mind, this practical resource distills a lot of complex information into a refreshingly readable format, with clear informative diagrams and useful pull-out tables. Highlights include: - a concise discussion of the pathophysiological mechanisms that lead to heart failure - a detailed review of the causes and comorbidities of heart failure - simple advice on diagnosis and investigation - clear management principles, including healthy lifestyle choices for patients - evidence-based guidance on first- and second-line drug therapies and medical management that targets the underlying cause - a comprehensive overview of non-pharmacological treatment options, including devices and transplantation - important information on palliative care in end-stage heart failure.