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Supportive Care in Heart Failure

James Beattie and Sarah Goodlin


Heart failure occurs in almost epidemic proportions, placing a huge burden on both the healthcare system, and sufferers and their families. The care of this group of patients has evolved significantly over recent years as our knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology of heart failure has developed. This book provides an evidence-based overview of heart failure aetiology, its management, and the supportive care required by patients throughout the course of their disease. It also integrates the complexities of heart failure care, bridging knowledge bases from cardiology and cardiothorac ... More

Keywords: heart failure, pathophysiology, supportive care, aetiology, palliative care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198570288
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Beattie, editor
Consultant Cardiologist, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham; National Clinical Lead, NHS Heart Improvement Programme, UK

Sarah Goodlin, editor
President, Patient-centered Education and Research, Salt Lake City, USA

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Chapter 1 An Overview of Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Sarah J. Goodlin, and James Beattie

Part 1 Heart failure

Chapter 3 Heart Failure: Pathophysiology

Yasuhiro Ikeda, Takeshi Yamamoto, Masafumi Yano, and Masunori Matsuzaki

Chapter 4 Heart Failure—Optimal Pharmacological Therapy

J.Paul Rocchiccioli, and John J. V. Mcmurray

Chapter 5 Device Therapy for Heart Failure Patients

Sarah J. Goodlin, and Mandeep R. Mehra

Chapter 6 Advanced Heart Failure: The Role of the Surgeon

Stephen Westaby, and Gabriele B. Bertoni

Part 2 Patient symptomatic burden

Chapter 8 Quality of Life in Heart Failure

Corrine Jurgens, Jom Suwanno, and Barbara Riegel

Chapter 9 Dyspnoea

Patricia M. Dacidson, Phillip J. Newton, and Peter S. Macdonald

Chapter 10 Sleep-disordered Breathing in Heart Failure

Lip Bun Tan, Thomas Köhnlein, and Mark W.Elliot

Chapter 11 Fatigue and Exercise Intolerance

Rebecca Boxer, and Ileana Piña

Chapter 12 Pain in Heart Failure Patients

Sue Wingate, and Mary S. Wheeler

Chapter 13 Cardiac Cachexia

Mitja Lainscak, Anja Sandek, and Anker D. Stefan

Chapter 14 Cognitive Impairment

Giuseppe Zuccalà, Alice Laudisio, and Roberto Bernabei

Chapter 16 Spiritual Issues in Heart Failure

Ronald Gillilan, and Christina M. Puchalski

Chapter 17 The Elderly Patient With Heart Failure

Christopher Ward, and Neil Gillespie

Chapter 18 The Course to Death in Heart Failure

Jeffrey Teuteberg, and Winifred G Teuteberg

Chapter 19 The last Few Days of Life

John Ellershaw, and Miriam Johnson

Chapter 20 Bereavement Support for Patients and Families

Diane Snyder Cowan, and Karen Hatfield

Part 3 Prognostication and Communication

Chapter 21 Mortality Risk Assessment and Prognostication

Maral Ouzounian, Jack V. Tu, Peter C. Austin, and Douglas S. Lee

Chapter 26 Palliative Care Research in the Face of Uncertainty

Angie E. Rogers, and Julia M. Addington-hall

Chapter 27 Coping With Patients' Deaths

Sarah J. Goodlin, and Eric J. Cassell

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