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Manual of Heart Failure Management
Editor: Harikrishnan S MD DM DNB FRCP

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Publish Year2021
Size6.25" x 9.5"
cover TypePaper Back
FormatTwo Color
Weight (Grams) 775 Grams
Quick Overview
Heart failure is emerging as a pandemic globally and the burden is going to affect the low-middle income countries in a big way. It is a disease with high mortality and morbidity. Guideline-directed therapy has shown to benefit the patients by reducing mortality, but the intake of such therapy is inadequate in many countries including India. In the last few years, we have seen emergence of newer therapeutic avenues in heart failure (HF) management, which include pharmacological therapy and devices. In this context, the need for a book to guide all those caring heart failure patients was felt and the national leaders and experts in India have joined together to come out with this manual. The book starts with epidemiology, going through diagnostics and then therapeutics and finally discussing management issues of specific conditions. It covers all the management issues in a simple manner, supported with tables and algorithms wherever possible.
Key Features
  • An in-depth, comprehensive hands-on approach to the evaluation and management of the patient with heart failure.
  • Extensive coverage is provided regarding the epidemiology of heart failure and its presenting signs and symptoms, as well as the tools with which to evaluate left ventricular function, hemodynamics and exercise performance.
  • The chapters on treatment recommendations are up-to-date and evidence based, consistent with current international peer-reviewed practice guidelines, with specific chapters addressing specific causes of heart failure, including congenital heart disease.
  • Appropriate attention is placed on treatment options for the patient with advanced heart failure, including alternative therapies, emerging therapeutic alternatives, surgical approaches and devices.
  • A highly commendable feature of the book is the considerable emphasis placed on disease management, patient education, medication adherence, and prevention of heart failure complications that will be of great practical value.
Target Audience
  • An indispensable resource for all internists, cardiologists, and nurses who care for children and adults with heart disease.
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