Advanced Heart Failure: From Diagnosis to Management
Heart failure is one of the largest disease burdens in the U.S. Despite available medical and device therapies, the mortality rate associated with this clinical syndrome is staggering with approximately half of patients dying within five years of diagnosis. The majority of patients will die in the early stages of the disease, however for those who progress to Advanced Heart Failure they may benefit greatly from interventions such as temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support devices and/or cardiac transplantation.
Timely utilization of Advanced Heart Failure therapies maximizes patients’ functional capacity and quality of lives while decreasing the mortality and financial burden associated with this devastating disease. It is critical for the team caring for this chronic patient population to have an in depth understanding of these management strategies. This book offers clinicians a comprehensive approach in the diagnosis and management of Advanced Heart Failure by covering topics including Intravenous Pharmacotherapy, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Heart Transplantation, Palliative and Hospice Care and many more.