Clinical Approach to Diastolic Heart Failure
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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.
- 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.
"This book summarizes the present state of knowledge in the field of diastolic heart failure and is a welcome addition to the medical literature...it is an attractive book that is easy to read, with plenty of color images that are well labeled, a clean typeface, and sections that are clearly demarcated...nicely synthesizes the present state of knowledge of the important and rapidly emerging field of diastolic heart failure." - NEJM May 2009
By Allan L. Klein, MD, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH and Mario J. Garcia, MD, FACC, Director of Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging, Mount Siani School of Medicine, New York, NY