Diastolic Heart Failure

The prevalence of heart failure is increasing and yet a significant proportion of these patients have normal left ventricular (LV) systolic function. In these patients with diastolic dysfunction, heart failure is frequently referred to as diastolic heart failure. While the majority of research into...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Smiseth, Otto A. (Editor), Tendera, Michal (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: London Springer London 2008, 2008
Edition:1st ed. 2008
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Pathophysiology
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Pathophysiologic Aspects of Myocardial Relaxation and End-Diastolic Stiffness of Cardiac Ventricles
  • Ventricular Interaction via the Septum and Pericardium
  • Role of the Left Atrium
  • Role of Neurohormones and Peripheral Vasculature
  • Filling Velocities as Markers of Diastolic Function
  • Myocardial Velocities as Markers of Diastolic Function
  • Diastolic Versus Systolic Heart Failure
  • Diagnosis of Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Invasive Evaluation of Diastolic Left Ventricular Dysfunction
  • Echocardiographic Assessment of Diastolic Function and Diagnosis of Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Natriuretic Peptides in the Diagnosis of Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Noninvasive Estimation of Left Ventricular Filling Pressures
  • Epidemiology, Prognosis, and Treatment
  • Epidemiology of Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Prognosis in Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Treatment of Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Specif