Chapter

Heart failure

Edited by Punit Ramrakha and Jonathan Hill

in Oxford Handbook of Cardiology

Second edition

Published on behalf of © OUP 2012. © Punit Ramrakha and Jonathan Hill (Editors contribution, 2012)

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199643219
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740633 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199643219.003.0007

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Heart failure

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Introduction - Forms of heart failure - Causes and precipitants - Signs and symptoms - Investigations - Management of heart failure - Diuretics in heart failure - Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors for heart failure - Angiotensin II receptor antagonists for heart failure - Beta-blockers for heart failure - Aldosterone receptor antagonists in heart failure - Cardiac glycosides (digoxin) in heart failure - Hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate in heart failure - Vasodilators in acute heart failure - Other pharmacological treatments used in heart failure - Device therapy for heart failure - Surgery for heart failure - Heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFNEF)/diastolic heart failure (DHF) - Diagnosis and treatment of HNEF - Common co-morbidities in patients with heart failure - Palliative care for heart failure - Worsening heart failure - High-output heart failure -

Chapter.  9719 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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