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Supportive Care in Heart Failure
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Supportive Care in Heart Failure

James Beattie and Sarah Goodlin


Heart failure occurs in almost epidemic proportions, placing a huge burden on both the healthcare system, and sufferers and their families. The care of this group of patients has evolved significantly over recent years as our knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology of heart failure has developed. This book provides an evidence-based overview of heart failure aetiology, its management, and the supportive care required by patients throughout the course of their disease. It also integrates the complexities of heart failure care, bridging knowledge bases from cardiology and cardiothorac ... More

Keywords: heart failure, pathophysiology, supportive care, aetiology, palliative care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198570288
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Beattie, editor
Consultant Cardiologist, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham; National Clinical Lead, NHS Heart Improvement Programme, UK

Sarah Goodlin, editor
President, Patient-centered Education and Research, Salt Lake City, USA

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Part 1 Heart failure

Part 2 Patient symptomatic burden

Part 3 Prognostication and Communication

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