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TitleAtlas of Heart Failure [electronic resource] : Cardiac Function and Dysfunction / edited by Wilson S. Colucci
ImprintLondon : Current Medicine Group : Imprint: Current Medicine Group, 2002
Edition Third Edition
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Descript VIII, 296 p. online resource


In its third edition, the Atlas of Heart Failure provides a comprehensive up-to-date overview of normal cardiac function, the mechanisms of dysfunction in heart failure, and the therapeutic approaches that are available to manage the syndrome. Designed to provide a detailed and comprehensive visual exposition of all aspects of cardiac function and dysfunction, this atlas contains several hundred images, each accompanied by detailed captions, carefully selected by expert authors, and reviewed by the editor


1 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Contraction -- 2 Physiology of Myocardial Contraction -- 3 The Etiologic Basis of Congestive Heart Failure -- 4 Molecular and Cellular Events in Myocardial Hypertrophy and Failure -- 5 Cardiac Remodeling and Its Prevention -- 6 Neurohumoral, Renal, and Vascular Adjustments in Heart Failure -- 7 Assessment of Heart Failure -- 8 Prognostic Indicators and Assessment of Therapeutic Responses -- 9 Unstable Heart Failure -- 10 Digitalis and Diuretics -- 11 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibition and Angiotensin Receptor Blockade -- 12 ?-Blockers -- 13 New Approaches to the Treatment of Heart Failure -- 14 Cardiac Transplantation -- 15 Diastolic Dysfunction: Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, and Treatment -- Color Plates

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