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Update on Heart Failure, An Issue of Medical Clinics of North America
Prakash C. Deedwania, MD
This important issue of Medical Clinics of North America brings the reader up to date on significant new approaches to heart failure. The following essential topics are covered: diagnostic studies and prognostic significance of systolic versus diastolic heart failure; appropriate use of biomarkers; oral versus intravenous diuretic therapy, and QD versus BD diuretic therapy; guideline-based therapy, including RASS blockade, B blockade, and aldosterone antagonist; appropriate use of AICD and biventricular pacing, ventricular assist device for advanced heart failure; pathophysiological consideration and management approaches in acute decompensated heart failure; pathophysiology and current approaches to cardiorenal syndrome; heart failure comorbidities, including diabetes, obesity, anemia, and cancer; heart failure and atrial fibrillation; and the role of disease management strategies and team approach.
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