Oxford Textbook of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation

By covering a range of characteristics, therapeutic challenges and practical aspects of managing patients this book provides an in-depth source for cardiologists and other related clinicians.

Oxford Textbook of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation

Heart failure is epidemic throughout the world. A growing incidence and prevalence has resulted in a large population of individuals transitioning to advanced stages of the syndrome and requiring uniquely specialised therapies and cardiac transplantation. Oxford Textbook of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation is a focused and comprehensive work covering this new and rapidly growing cardiovascular subspecialty. Authored by eminent international experts, it is the authoritative text on advanced heart failure and a central resource for clinicians caring for patients with this conditition. By covering a range of characteristics, therapeutic challenges and practical aspects of managing patients this book provides an in-depth source for cardiologists and other related clinicians. A strong focus on the difficult decision making needed to handle advanced heart failure cases, along with specific knowledge of epidemiology, biology and pathophysiology, creates a key tool for optimally managing these complex patients.

Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

Written by internationally renowned leaders in their field and relevant to all practicing clinicians, this textbook comprehensively covers all aspects of heart failure, and suggests the optimal evidence-based management for heart failure ...

Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

The Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure takes the reader from an understanding of the basic mechanisms of heart failure, through to an appreciation of the complexities of heart failure management and the improvements possible with good treatment. Written by internationally renowned leaders in the field, this definitive textbook comprehensively covers all aspects necessary to manage a patient with heart failure, and is essential reading for consultant cardiologists, those in training, general physicians and those caring of the elderly, cardiothoracic surgeons, primary care doctors, pharmacists, and specialist nurses. The online version of the Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure contains the full text of the print edition (which can be browsed by the contents list or searched), links from references in the text to external sources (via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef), and over 300 figures and illustrations from the print edition, downloadable into PowerPoint.

Heart Failure

It is the only cardiovascular disease that is increasing in both incidence and prevalence. This book is a practical and comprehensive manual aimed at the team of professionals caring for patients with heart failure.

Heart Failure

Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology. Many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. This is true for cardiologists in training, consultant cardiologists, care of the elderly and general physicians, cardiothoracic surgeons, primary care doctors, pharmacists and specialist nurses. With advances in medical therapy, the prognosis of the condition has improved dramatically. Whereas once heart failure was a pre-terminal diagnosis, now for many it is treatable. However, some patients remain symptomatic and at high risk of death despite maximal medical therapy. These patients can benefit from a range of novel device therapies. For those who remain symptomatic despite optimal treatment cardiac transplantation remains an option. This updated book comprehensively covers all aspects necessary to manage a patient with heart failure. It gives simple, clear advice on the diagnosis, investigation and treatment options available highlighting the current evidence-base. The chapters provide concise and objective information to guide all health care professionals involved in the modern day multi-disciplinary management of the syndrome. The book is set out logically to mirror the patient journey in heart failure. An updated edition of the first practical manual of heart failure management.

Oxford Textbook of Medicine Cardiovascular Disorders

Other common complications include arrhythmias, respiratory failure, renal
dysfunction, and right heart failure. Patients receiving ... A human cardiac
transplant: an interim report of a successful procedure performed at Groote
Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. ... INTERMACS profiles of advanced heart failure:
the current picture.

Oxford Textbook of Medicine  Cardiovascular Disorders

The Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Cardiovascular Disorders is selected from the cardiology section of the renowned Oxford Textbook of Medicine. An authoritative resource on heart disease and beautifully illustrated in full colour, it is an essential guide to best practice in managing and preventing a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders. Chapters on arrhythmias, acute coronary syndromes and cardiac surgery have been completely revised and updated, together with new chapters on blood vessels and the endothelium, cardiac physiology, syncope and palpitations, and cardio-renal syndrome. Heart failure and heart disease in pregnancy are thoroughly treated, while imaging chapters evaluate the latest techniques and illustrate all clinical features with detailed images. In 46 finely crafted chapters with clear essentials, experts in cardiovascular disease review the essentials of diagnosis, guidelines and practice and provide a wealth of practical advice for use in clinical situations. In addition, background information on epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology encourages a fuller understanding of conditions, and more than 350 full colour images help with diagnosis. This essential reference tool supports all medical professionals seeking a general outline of treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disorders, and fills the gap between undergraduate teaching texts and specialist texts for cardiologists. Cardiologists and general physicians will find it immensely valuable when diagnosing and managing heart disease in their day-to-day practice. It is also of usefor trainees in cardiology and general medicine, especiallythose interested in applied cardiovascular pathophysiology.

Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Other common complications include arrhythmias, respiratory failure, renal
dysfunction, and right heart failure. Patients receiving ... A human cardiac
transplant: an interim report of a successful procedure performed at Groote
Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. ... INTERMACS profiles of advanced heart failure:
the current picture.

Oxford Textbook of Medicine

The Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Cardiovascular Disorders is selected from the cardiology section of the renowned Oxford Textbook of Medicine. An authoritative resource on heart disease and beautifully illustrated in full colour, it is an essential guide to best practice in managing and preventing a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders. Chapters on arrhythmias, acute coronary syndromes and cardiac surgery have been completely revised and updated, together with new chapters on blood vessels and the endotheium, cardiac physiology, syncope and palpitations, and cardio-renal syndrome. Heart failure and heart disease in pregnancy are thoroughly treated, while imaging chapters evaluate the latest techniques and illustrate all clinical features with detailed images. In 46 finely crafted chapters with clear essentials, experts in cardiovascular disease review the essentials of diagnosis, guidelines and practice and provide a wealth of practical advice for use in clinical situations. In addition, background information on epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology encourages a fuller understanding of conditions, and more than 350 full colour images help with diagnosis. This essential reference tool supports all medical professionals seeking a general outline of treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disorders, and fills the gap between undergraduate teaching texts and specialist texts for cardiologists. Cardiologists and general physicians will find it immensely valuable when diagnosing and managing heart disease in their day-to-day practice. It is also of usefor trainees in cardiology and general medicine, especiallythose interested in applied cardiovascular pathophysiology.

Chronic Heart Failure

As a whole the book provides a guide to aetiology, epidemiology, physiology and pathophysiology, and investigation and treatment of chronic heart failure close up .

Chronic Heart Failure

Between 1-2% of the adult population have chronic heart failure, with 6-10% of people over the age of 65 years suffering from the disorder. While the age adjusted incidence of chronic heart failure has remained stable over the last 20 years, its prevalence has increased with over one million cases in the United Kingdom alone. This practical pocketbook provides a guide for healthcare professionals - doctors, nurses and technical staff - who manage patients with chronic heart failure. Each chapter is written by a leader in that particular area of the treatment or investigation of chronic heart failure and provides a concise but comprehensive review of each area. As a whole the book provides a guide to aetiology, epidemiology, physiology and pathophysiology, and investigation and treatment of chronic heart failure close up . Further chapters address chronic heart failure with preserved systolic function and complex congenital causes of chronic heart failure. As chronic heart failure remains an often lethal disorder, one chapter focuses on the management of patients with advanced chronic heart failure with a section on end of life situations. Each chapter is able to 'stand alone' with key points at the beginning of each chapter and diagrams and flow charts to illustrate these key points.

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

During the last month of life, 70% of patients with heart failure perceived their
quality of life as poor.11 ... Options include heart transplant, advanced care
measures, chronic inotropes, temporary or permanent mechanical circulatory
support ...

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

This landmark text is the key resource for nurses working in the field of palliative care. Edited by renowned nursing experts, and written by a dynamic team of internationally known authorities in nursing and palliative medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing covers the gamut of principles of care from the time of initial diagnosis of a terminal disease to the end of a patient's life and beyond. The text is distinctively developed to highlight the nurse's vital role as part of an integrated palliative care team. Various care settings are discussed including the hospital, ICU, home care, and hospice. Chapters focus on the practical aspects of nursing care, including symptom assessment, patient teaching, family support, psychosocial aspects of palliation, and spiritual care. New to the fourth edition are chapters on the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Guidelines, palliative care of veterans, palliative care in rural settings, disaster situations, palliative care in Eastern Europe, and palliative care in the Philippines.

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care

This new updated edition continues to comprehensively approach all the different issues relating to intensive and acute cardiovascular care.

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care

The official textbook of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA). The chapters cover the various acute cardiovascular diseases that need high quality intensive treatment. The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care is the official textbook of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the ESC. This new updated edition continues to comprehensively approach all the different issues relating to intensive and acute cardiovascular care. The textbook is addressed to all those involved in intensive and acute cardiac care, from cardiologists to emergency physicians and healthcare professionals. The chapters cover the various acute cardiovascular diseases that need high quality intensive treatment, but also organisational issues, cooperation among professionals, and interaction with other specialities in medicine. The largest section of the textbook is devoted to non-cardiac disease which could acutely involve the cardiovascular system. Other noteworthy chapters are on ethical issues - which are so important in acute cardiac care, such as patient safety, donor organ management and palliative care. A unique characteristic of the textbook is the presence of a whole section devoted to biomarkers, which underline the growing importance of laboratory medicine in the field of intensive and acute cardiac care. A particular asset of the textbook is the digital version available on Oxford Medicine Online, which has additional online features including an extra chapter on lung ultrasound and many more images and videos, as well as a full list of references from all chapters. The online version is updated by the same authors on a yearly basis and is available with the print version and separately on a subscription basis, allowing easy access to content in digital and mobile optimised format. The textbook aligns directly with the core training curriculum for ACCA.

Mechanical Circulatory Support

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of the most relevant issues facing health care providers in the management of advanced heart failure.

Mechanical Circulatory Support

Mechanical Circulatory Support: Principles and Applications offers innovative approaches to complex clinical scenarios and represents the current state-of-the-art for managing patients on mechanical circulatory support devices. Topics are presented in a concise fashion, making it a practical resource for care givers who need a user's manual in the heat of the moment during patient care as well as a reference for a better understanding of the unique components of every device available for human use. This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of the most relevant issues facing health care providers in the management of advanced heart failure. With content that features patient selection strategies, implantation techniques, device specific considerations, and management of clinical challenges in the post-operative setting, this textbook offers evidence-based answers to the complex questions facing nurses, perfusionists, advanced practice providers, and physicians.

Oxford Textbook of Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care

The print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care comes with a year's access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online.

Oxford Textbook of Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Saving lives through organ transplantation has become increasingly possible thanks to advances in research and care. Today, the complex field of transplantation continues to develop rapidly, fuelled by demographic change and further evolutions in scientific understanding. The Oxford Textbook of Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care has been written and edited by pioneers in the field of organ transplantation with an international team of authors, in order to equip anaesthetists and intensivists with the knowledge and training necessary to provide high quality and evidence-based care. The text addresses fundamentals aspects of scientific knowledge, care of the donor patient, transplant ethics and special considerations. Dedicated sections address each of the major organs; kidney, pancreas, liver, heart and lung, intestinal and multivisceral. Within each organ-based section, expert authors explore underlying disease, planning for transplantation, specialized procedures, perioperative and critical care management as well as post-transplant considerations. Focus points for future developments in transplant immunology are also set out, inspiring current practitioners to engage with current clinical research and help participate in the further advancement of the science of transplantation. The print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care comes with a year's access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables.

Therapeutics in Cardiology

Lower RR, Kontos HA, Koser JC, Sewell DH, Graham WH: Experiences in heart
transplantation. ... Hallman GL, Nora JJ, Harrison GM, Leachman RD: Organ
transplantation for advanced cardiopulmonary disease. ... Hastillo A, Wolfgang
TC, Szentpetery S, Lower RR, Hess ML: Cardiac transplantation for intractable
heart failure: the Medical College of ... Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1984; 452
–482.

Therapeutics in Cardiology

Therapy in cardiology has advanced enormously in recent years. This has resulted in the organization of many meetings and the publication of numerous books dedicated to examining the latest aspects of, for instance, pharmacolog ic, electrical and surgical treatment. However, only a few of these meetings and publications have attempted to present an overall review of all advances that have taken place in the field of therapy. In the last years the Spanish Society of Cardiology has shown a great interest in the continuous medical education in cardiology. The Society has organized various meetings and has published several books on the above-mentioned topics. Consequently, the Society has decided to publish this book, an update of the therapeutics in cardiology, of which a Spanish version is also available. World renowned experts and outstanding Spanish cardiologists were invited to review all aspects of therapy in cardiology. We would like to thank the Spanish Society of Cardiology and the Catalan Cardiac Society for the generous assistance they have given us during all stages of book preparation. We also would like to express our appreciation to all the authors for their valuable contributions. Their combined efforts enable us to put this volume in the hands of the reader.

Core Concepts in Cardiac Surgery

Their wealth of professional experience has been distilled into tips and common pitfalls in practice throughout the book.Extensively illustrated with full-colour photographs and artwork to facilitate understanding of complex procedures, ...

Core Concepts in Cardiac Surgery

The development of new techniques and the refinement of established procedures make cardiac surgery a fast-moving field. Core concepts in cardiac surgery has been developed to make it an invaluable textbook for the professional cardiac and cardiothoracic surgeon, covering both topical issuesand updates in cardiac surgery. This provides the practising cardiac surgeon with current updates in the field, and controversial issues that affect everyday practice. Written by an international team of renowned cardiac surgeons, each topic is split into a review of the current literature and then important technical details. Their wealth of professional experience has been distilled into tips and common pitfalls in practice throughout the book.Extensively illustrated with full-colour photographs and artwork to facilitate understanding of complex procedures, Core concepts in cardiac surgery is also available on a companion website, to allow the authors to update the text regularly to reflect developments in the discipline.

Oxford Textbook of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Anaesthesia series, this title covers the anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, post-operative complications, critical care, and all clinical aspects of cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia.

Oxford Textbook of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

The new Oxford Textbook of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia provides a comprehensive overview of and a thorough grounding in this challenging subspecialty. Both cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia demand high levels of knowledge and skill, as minimally invasive surgical techniques demand a sounder understanding of the specialties and as more patients with co-morbidities present for surgery Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Anaesthesia series, this resource covers the anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, post-operative complications, critical care, and all clinical aspects of cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia. Practical aspects, such as team working, and designing and equipping cardiothoracic theatre and critical care, are also included. The expert and international author team use their experience to ensure this comprehensive online resource reflects current world-wide practice across the globe. This resource is published with a concurrent online version, which features access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, allows full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPoint ®. Designed for consultants and trainees in cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia, this is the definitive source of expert knowledge for anaesthetists in this subspecialty.

Challenging Concepts in Cardiovascular Medicine

As the reader works through each case there are 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points' and 'Landmark Trial Summaries' to enhance the learning process along with the 'Expert Commentary', providing an inside track on how the experts approach ...

Challenging Concepts in Cardiovascular Medicine

A comprehensive guide to the assessment, diagnosis, investigation and management of complex clinical scenarios in cardiovascular medicine. This book contains a series of challenging concepts in cardiovascular medicine covering all subspecialty areas including general cardiology, intervention, cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, cardiac devices, transplant medicine, epidemiology, heart disease in pregnancy and congenital heart disease. Each case provides an in-depth review of current practice, the application of national and international guidelines and a summary of evidence from the medical literature. Data sets, investigation results and cardiac imaging give the reader a 'real-life' sense of being in the outpatient clinic, emergency room, coronary care unit or cardiac catheterisation laboratory. Each case is punctuated by 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points' and 'Landmark Trial Summaries' to enhance the learning process alongside an 'Expert Commentary' written by internationally-renowned leaders in the field of cardiology.

Oxford Textbook of Medicine

ACE inhibitors, by antagonizing the increased plasma levels of angiotensin II
engendered by heart failure and diuretic treatment, are not only vasodilators but
also reduce potassium loss and increased concentrations of vasopressin
responsible in part for hyponatraemia in advanced heart failure (see pages ...
who have suffered sudden deterioration, in a bid to salvage them for cardiac
transplantation.

Oxford Textbook of Medicine


The EACVI Echo Handbook

Concise, fact-based and packed with images and illustrations The EACVI Echo Handbook is the perfect companion for making both every day and complex clinical decisions.

The EACVI Echo Handbook

Concise, fact-based and packed with images and illustrations The EACVI Echo Handbook is the perfect companion for making both every day and complex clinical decisions. Designed and written by leading experts in the field of echocardiography for use in the clinical arena, this practical handbook provides the necessary information for reviewing, or consulting while performing or reporting on an echo or making clinical decisions based on echo findings. Disease-focussed and succinct, it covers the information needed to accurately perform and interpret echocardiograms, including how to set up the echo-machine to optimize an examination and how to perform echocardiographic disease assessment; the clinical indicators, procedures and contraindications. Linked to EACVI recommendations and the EACVI Core Curriculum The EACVI Echo Handbook is an essential and easily accessible manual on using echocardiography for sonographers and trainee cardiologists that should never be left behind when performing an echocardiogram.

Current Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease

The good results of transplantation justify their confidence , but some patients still
have a difficult early postoperative course if there are complications , and of
course hearts ... Anticoagulant treatment , although arguable in milder heart
failure , is mandatory in advanced heart failure patients . ... Oxford textbook of
medicine .

Current Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease


Mechanical Circulatory Support

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of the most relevant issues facing health care providers in the management of advanced heart failure.

Mechanical Circulatory Support

Mechanical Circulatory Support: Principles and Applications offers innovative approaches to complex clinical scenarios and represents the current state-of-the-art for managing patients on mechanical circulatory support devices. Topics are presented in a concise fashion, making it a practical resource for care givers who need a user's manual in the heat of the moment during patient care as well as a reference for a better understanding of the unique components of every device available for human use. This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of the most relevant issues facing health care providers in the management of advanced heart failure. With content that features patient selection strategies, implantation techniques, device specific considerations, and management of clinical challenges in the post-operative setting, this textbook offers evidence-based answers to the complex questions facing nurses, perfusionists, advanced practice providers, and physicians.

Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy E Book

The effect of spironolactone on morbidity and mortality in patients with severe
heart failure. ... heart failure): Developed in collaboration with the American
College of Chest Physicians and the International Society for Heart and Lung
Transplantation: endorsed by the heart rhythm society. ... New York, Oxford
University Press, 1985. ... Boston, Little, Brown, 1988 Textbook of Advanced
Cardiac Life Support.

Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy   E Book

Based on best practices prescribed in The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology, assessment, and aspects of the cardiopulmonary systems, with a focus on their interaction. The disablement model is used in describing the eight cardiopulmonary practice patterns. Expert author Ellen Hillegass also discusses pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interventions in the outpatient setting. Incorporating Guide language, her practical approach progresses logically from basic sciences through intervention, and emphasizes lifespan considerations. Material follows The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 2nd Edition, reflecting best practices as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association. Evidence-based content is based on the latest research in the field. Case studies show the application of concepts with real-world examples. Pharmacology chapters reflect both the rehabilitation background of physical therapists and the pharmaceutical expertise of a pharmacist. A focus on wellness follows the disablement model. Information on geriatric and pediatric cardiopulmonary physical therapy is easy to apply to patient situations. Testing for both cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction is conveniently located in a single chapter. Cardiovascular medication information covers the latest drugs used in cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Information on thoracic organ transplantation simplifies and explains these complex procedures. NEW chapters cover the lymphatic system and pediatrics. Revised chapters on cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology differentiate between information that is need to know and that is nice to know. An Evolve companion website includes medical animations to illustrate concepts, along with a glossary, glossary exercises, and reference lists from the book linked to MEDLINE abstracts.

Cardiothoracic Critical Care

This concise, practical Oxford Specialist Handbook provides an evidence-based approach to all aspects of patient care in cardiothoracic intensive care.

Cardiothoracic Critical Care

An indispensible pocket reference for critical care trainees, consultants and intensive care nurses, this new Oxford Specialist Handbook provides an evidence-based approach to all aspects of patient care in cardiothoracic intensive care. Written in the Oxford Handbook format, each section is comprised of short topics ideal for quick reference. Portable, accessible, and reliable, the book equips the clinician with the basic scientific and clinical knowledge to safely assist in formulating management plans, based on current best practice. Cardiothoracic Critical Care addresses major recent developments in cardiothoracic critical care, such as cardiovascular support, mechanical support (IABP, VADS, and ECMO), and drug therapies such as nitric oxide and other new inotropic agents. The management of postoperative bleeding is covered in detail, as it increasingly involves updated fluid and blood-product therapies including blood preservation techniques such as cell salvage.