Chapter 1. Integrated Heart Failure Management in the Patient with Heart Failure Caused by Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction

  1. Kenneth A. Ellenbogen MD2 and
  2. Angelo Auricchio MD, PhD Director3
  1. Marco Metra MD,
  2. Valerio Zacà MD,
  3. Savina Nodari MD and
  4. Livio Dei Cas MD

Published Online: 26 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303452.ch1

Pacing to Support the Failing Heart

Pacing to Support the Failing Heart

How to Cite

Metra, M., Zacà, V., Nodari, S. and Cas, L. D. (2008) Integrated Heart Failure Management in the Patient with Heart Failure Caused by Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, in Pacing to Support the Failing Heart (eds K. A. Ellenbogen and A. Auricchio), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303452.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Kontos Professor of Cardiology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, USA

  2. 3

    Heart Failure Service, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Experimental and Applied Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

Book Series:

  1. The AHA Clinical Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Elliott Antman

Series Editor Information

  1. Samuel A. Levine Cardiac Unit, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175340

Online ISBN: 9781444303452

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Keywords:

  • heart failure and the aging population;
  • heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFNEF);
  • heart failure (HF) syndrome;
  • asymptomatic and symptomatic, systolic and diastolic left ventricular dysfunction;
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT);
  • HF and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF);
  • HF with preserved EF (HFPEF) or HF with normal EF;
  • medical management of chronic heart failure;
  • angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors;
  • Studies of Left Ventricular Dysfunction (SOLVD)-Prevention study

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Key Points

  • Introduction

  • Medical management of chronic heart failure

  • From medical treatment to devices: The role of dyssynchrony in heart failure outcomes

  • Conclusions

  • References