Current Approach to Heart Failure (2016) (PDF) Dorobanţu, Maria, Ruschitzka, Frank, Metra, Marco (Eds.)



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  • Year: 2016
  • Page Number: 642
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 22.25 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Dorobanţu, Maria, Ruschitzka, Frank, Metra, Marco (Eds.)


This book is intended to be a link between guidelines and clinical practice, a complementary tool to help physicians to be well informed regarding the important field of heart failure. It will be a useful tool for professionals from all the fields of cardiology: non-invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiovascular imaging.

The topic of heart failure is continuously changing, with new important information being added constantly. The pathophysiology is better understood and there is a trend for a better characterization of special groups of population, such as oncologic patients with heart failure. The new imaging techniques have become valuable tools for the diagnosis of heart failure, while pharmacological and novel cell and gene treatments have evolved enormously.

The challenge for the practitioners is making the right selection of treatment strategy that best fits a patient. This book presents detailed information on the indications, selection and mechanism of action of these treatments, whether they be mechanical circulatory devices or pharmacological treatments. The contemporary pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of heart failure has the main target of early prevention of disease progression and the avoidance of heart transplant. In the era of shortage of donors, prevention is the mainstay of the therapeutic strategy, and this is the main philosophy of our book.

User’s Review:

“Current Approach to Heart Failure is a 642-page book that addresses a very important and rapidly evolving clinical problem. … The book is well written, referenced, and up to date. … this book is extremely relevant for any clinician working with patients with heart failure. It provides useful information, includes well-summarized, state-of-the-art concepts, and is a valuable resource to have.” (André Y. Denault and Geneviève Giraldeau, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 125 (4), October, 2017)

Prof Maria Dorobanţu is professor of Cardiology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila Bucharest, Romania, and head of the Cardiology Department of Clinical Emergency Hospital, Bucharest. She has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of acute heart failure (HF). She has been principal investigator in the the phase III RELAX-AHF and RELAX-AHF-2 trials as well as SENIORS and BEAUTIFUL trials. These trials regard the effects of the new agent serelaxin in the patients with acute HF. Between 2008 and 2014 she was member of CPC of ESC, Group of Hypertension.


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