1. Preventing Heart Failure

  1. Barry H. Greenberg1,
  2. Denise D. Barnard1,
  3. Sanjiv M. Narayan2 and
  4. John R. Teerlink3,4
  1. Barry H. Greenberg MD and
  2. Denise D. Barnard MD

Published Online: 14 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch1

Management of Heart Failure

Management of Heart Failure

How to Cite

Greenberg, B. H. and Barnard, D. D. (2010) Preventing Heart Failure, in Management of Heart Failure (eds B. H. Greenberg, D. D. Barnard, S. M. Narayan and J. R. Teerlink), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

  2. 2

    University of California and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

  3. 3

    Section of Cardiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA

  4. 4

    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753798

Online ISBN: 9780470669402

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Keywords:

  • heart failure, prevention and evaluation;
  • heart failure prevalence - increasing substantially over the decades;
  • heart failure, pandemic amongst industrialized nations;
  • EUROPA study, largest trial conducted in stable, relatively low-risk coronary artery disease patients;
  • aging of the population - heart failure, being predominantly a disease of older people;
  • lifesaving therapies, as beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, intracardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT);
  • chain of events, leading to end-stage heart failure;
  • revised ACC/AHA staging system for heart failure;
  • recommended anti-hypertensive therapy - and blood pressure categories;
  • beta-blockers in stage B patients - with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • References