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Section 1 - Introduction to Heart Failure 1: Definition of heart failure; basic epidemiology and pathophysiology Section 2 - Chronic Heart Failure 2: Diagnosis and investigation 3: Estimating prognosis 4: Non-pharmacological management 5: Pharmacological management 6: Device therapy - which devices and for whom? 7: Revascularisation 8: Other surgical techniques 9: Cardiac transplantation 10: Mechanical circulatory support Section 3 - Heart Failure and Co-morbid conditions 11: The patient with heart failure and adult congenital heart disease 12: The patient with heart failure and anaemia 13: The patient with heart failure and angina 14: The patient with heart failure and arrhythmias 15: The patient with heart failure and arthritis 16: The patient with heart failure and cancer 17: The patient with heart failure and diabetes mellitus 18: The patient with heart failure and obstructive lung disease 19: The patient with heart failure and pregnancy 20: The patient with heart failure and preserved systolic function 21: The patient with heart failure and renal dysfunction 22: The patient with heart failure and right ventricular dysfunction 23: The patient with heart failure and specific muscle disease 24: The patient with heart failure and valvular disease Section 4 - Acute Heart Failure 25: Definition, aetiology, differing presentations and consequences 26: Management Section 5 - Procedures 27: Central venous cannulation 28: Swan Ganz catheterisation 29: Cardiac biopsy 30: IABP insertion 31: Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing 32: CRT optimisation Section 6 - Detailed pharmacology and evidence base for drugs 33: ACE inhibitors 34: Beta-adrenoreceptor antagonists 35: Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists 36: Angiotensin receptor antagonists 37: Diuretics and aquaretics 38: Rate limiting agents 39: Inotropes and vasopressors 40: Vasodilators Section 7 - Multi-professional Heart Failure Care 41: Heart failure services 42: Palliative care

About the Author

Roy Gardner is the lead Consultant Cardiologist for the Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank. He has a specialist interest in advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and complex devices. He is an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, and has an active research profile in heart failure and complex devices. As well as being an author/editor for two OUP books on heart failure (The Oxford Specialist Handbook of Heart Failure and The Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure), Roy is also on the ESC curriculum committee for advanced heart failure, and sits on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure as a councillor. Theresa McDonagh graduated from Edinburgh University in 1987. She trained in Cardiology at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow. She was involved in the research into epidemiology of Left Ventricular Dysfunction in North Glasgow and early work on BNP as a biomarker in Heart Failure. Subsequently, she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer to run the Heart Failure Service for Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Transplant Assessment Programme for Scotland. Following this, she was the Clinical and Research Lead for Heart Failure at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, until 2011 when she took up position as Professor of Heart Failure at Kings College Hospital, London where she combines a clinical interest in Heart Failure with clinical research. Niki Walker graduated from Glasgow University in 1996. She is an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. During the course of her PhD she studied ventricular arrhythmia mechanisms in heart failure. She is now a Consultant Cardiologist in the Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service.


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