Monday, September 10, 2018

Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2018

This book sheds new light on the diagnosis and treatment of Heart Failure in adult patients with congenital heart disease. This is a rapidly growing clinical issue for this group of patients and the clinical teams caring for them. The book highlights the major clinical dilemmas in diagnosing heart failure in patients with a lifelong cardiac condition and describes in details the utility of biomarkers, complex imaging and functional tests, e.g. the cardiopulmonary exercise testing. A step-wise approach to treatment is described from drug therapy through to devices and transplantation. As such, the book offers an essential guide for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons looking to optimize the management of patients with delicate physiology and complex disease.

Table of contents : Front Matter ....Pages i-xiv
Front Matter ....Pages 1-1
Incidence and Prevalence of Heart Failure in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease (Gerhard-Paul Diller)....Pages 3-9
Pathophysiology and Causes of Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Alexandra A. Frogoudaki)....Pages 11-30
Definition and Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Craig S. Broberg)....Pages 31-46
Risk Stratification and Prognosis (Vivan J. M. Baggen, Laurie W. Geenen, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink)....Pages 47-71
Co-morbidities (Pastora Gallego)....Pages 73-94
Front Matter ....Pages 95-95
The Palliated Univentricular Heart (Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez)....Pages 97-114
Systemic Right Ventricle (Lorna Swan)....Pages 115-127
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (Despina Ntiloudi, George Giannakoulas)....Pages 129-142
Acute Heart Failure in Adult Patients with Congenital Heart Disease (Alexander Van De Bruaene, S. Lucy Roche)....Pages 143-161
Front Matter ....Pages 163-163
Role of Intervention and Surgery (Anselm Uebing)....Pages 165-186
Drug Therapy in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Heart Failure (Pieter De Meester, Werner Budts)....Pages 187-200
Arrhythmia and Devices (Ilaria Cazzoli, Sabine Ernst)....Pages 201-222
Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support in Adult Congenital Heart Disease-Related Advanced Heart Failure (Jonathan N. Menachem, Luke J. Burchill)....Pages 223-239
Holistic Care and Palliation (Matthias Greutmann, Gudrun Theile, Daniel Tobler)....Pages 241-250
Future Research (Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Alessia David)....Pages 251-263