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Author Katz, Arnold M., author

Title Heart failure : pathophysiology, molecular biology, and clinical management / Arnold M. Katz, Marvin A. Konstam
Edition Second edition
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 335 pages) : illustrations
Series LWW medical book collection
Contents Definition, historical aspects -- The failing heart as a damaged pump -- The neurohumoral response in heart failure : functional signaling -- The hypertrophic response in heart failure : proliferative signaling -- Cellular and molecular abnormalities in the failing heart -- Therapeutic options for patients with, or at risk for, heart failure -- Approaches to treatment of patients with, or at risk for, heart failure
Summary "This Second Edition of Dr. Katz's text has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest advances in the study and treatment of heart failure. The book explains the pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, clinical manifestations, and therapy of heart failure in an integrated, reader-friendly manner that is accessible to both clinicians and basic scientists. More than 100 illustrations, most created for this book by the authors, complement the text. This edition has been completely reorganized. Chapters describe the hemodynamic basis for the clinical manifestations of heart failure; the neurohumoral responses in heart failure and key signaling pathways that mediate functional responses; the proliferative responses in failing hearts; the cellular and molecular abnormalities in the failing heart; the rationale for various therapeutic approaches; and the management of specific groups of patients. The chapters on therapy have been written by a noted clinician, Marvin A. Konstam"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Heart failure.
Heart Failure -- physiopathology.
Heart Failure -- genetics.
Heart Failure -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Konstam, Marvin A., author
ISBN 1469876582 (electronic book)
9781469876580 (electronic book)