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Supportive care in heart failure

Author: James Beattie; Sarah Goodlin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Supportive care series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Supportive care is integral to comprehensive heart failure care, and this book provides an evidence-based overview of the aetiology, management and supportive care of patients throughout the course  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Beattie; Sarah Goodlin
ISBN: 9780198570288 0198570287
OCLC Number: 928868509
Description: XVI, 491 p. : il. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. An overview of supportive care in heart failure ; PART ONE - HEART FAILURE ; 2. The epidemiology of heart failure ; 3. Heart failure: pathophysiology ; 4. Heart failure-optimal pharmacological therapy ; 5. Device therapy for heart failure patients ; 6. Advanced heart failure: the role of the surgeon ; 7. Interdisciplinary care in heart failure ; PART 2: PATIENT SYMPTOMATIC BURDEN ; 8. Quality of life in heart failure ; 9. Dyspnoea ; 10. Sleep-disordered breathing in heart failure ; 11. Fatigue and exercise intolerance ; 12. Pain in heart failure patients ; 13. Cardiac cachexia ; 14. Cognitive impairment ; 15. Depression and anxiety in patients with chronic heart failure ; 16. Spiritual issues in heart failure ; 17. The elderly patient with heart failure ; 18. The course to death in heart failure ; 19. The last few days of life ; 20. Bereavement support for patients and families ; PART 3: PROGNOSTICATION AND COMMUNICATION ; 21. Mortality risk assessment and prognostication ; 22. Communication between clinicians and their heart failure patients and families ; 23. Decision-making in advanced heart failure ; 24. Ethical dilemmas in therapy withdrawal ; 25. Challenges of cultural diversity ; 26. Palliative care research in the face of uncertainty ; 27. Coping with patients' deaths
Series Title: Supportive care series.
Responsibility: edited by James Beattie and Sarah J. Goodlin.

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