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100 questions and answers about congestive heart failure

Author: Campion Quinn
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett, ©2006.
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Quinn, Campion.
100 questions and answers about congestive heart failure.
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett, ©2006
(DLC) 2005021186
(OCoLC)61151580
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Campion Quinn
ISBN: 9781435603301 1435603303 9780763765019 0763765015 0763738972 9780763738976
OCLC Number: 178112495
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 180 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""FOREWORD""; ""Part One: The Basics""; ""1. What is congestive heart failure?""; ""2. Is CHF common?""; ""3. Is CHF serious?""; ""4. Are all CHF patients the same?""; ""5. Is CHF different for different ethnic groups?""; ""6. How quickly does heart failure develop?""; ""7. Is there a cure for heart failure?""; ""8. What causes heart failure?""; ""9. What is the difference between left-sided heart failure and right-sided heart failure?"" ""10. When discussing my heart failure, I�ve heard my doctor mention the terms “systolic� and “diastolic� dysfunction. What are they?""""11. What is the “ejection fraction�?""; ""12. What type of doctor should I see for my heart failure?""; ""Part Two: Diagnosis""; ""13. How is CHF diagnosed?""; ""14. How does a patient�s medical history help to diagnose CHF?""; ""15. How does the physical examination help diagnose CHF?""; ""16. What do blood tests tell the physician?""; ""17. How does the B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) blood test help to diagnose CHF?"" ""18. How is a chest X-ray helpful?""""19. What does the electrocardiogram tell the doctor about CHF?""; ""20. What is an echocardiogram?""; ""21. What is a stress test?""; ""22. What is a cardiac catheterization?""; ""23. What is a radionuclide ventriculography?""; ""24. What is contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?""; ""Part Three: Exacerbations""; ""25. What is an “exacerbation� of CHF?""; ""26. How do I know if my CHF is getting worse?""; ""27. What is respiratory distress?""; ""28. What is respiratory failure?"" ""29. If I�m having trouble breathing, do I need to wait for my doctor to return my call or can I start treatment myself?""""30. What is a CHF action plan?""; ""31. Are there things I shouldn�t do when my CHF gets worse?""; ""32. How is a CHF exacerbation treated?""; ""33. What is CPAP?""; ""34. What is endotracheal intubation?""; ""35. What is a ventilator?""; ""36. How do I prevent CHF exacerbations?""; ""37. How do I make sure I�m treated according to my wishes if I can�t speak?""; ""38. Why should I have an advance directive?""; ""Part Four: Treatment""; ""NONSURGICAL TREATMENT"" ""39. What are the usual medications that doctors prescribe for CHF patients?""""40. What are diuretics?""; ""41. What are the side effects of diuretics?""; ""42. What are ACE inhibitors?""; ""43. What are some side effects of ACE inhibitors?""; ""44. I�ve heard the term ARBs when talking about medicine for CHF. What are ARBs?""; ""45. What are nitrates and how are they used in CHF patients?""; ""46. What is hydralazine?""; ""47. What kind of medication is BiDil®?""; ""48. What are beta blockers?""
Other Titles: One hundred questions and answers about congestive heart failure
Responsibility: Campion E. Quinn.
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