DescriptionThis new title in the American Heart Association Clinical Series offers an up-to-date overview of the causes and damage related to dyssynchronopathy - a new pathophysiological entity related to spontaneous or pacing-induced mechanical abnormalities which causes heart failure. It presents the most recent diagnostic non-invasive tools and provides simple, practice-oriented therapeutic proposals for heart failure patients.
1. Integrated Heart Failure Management: Marco Metra, Valerio Zacà, Savina Nodari and Livio Dei Cas.
2. Pathobiology of Left Ventricular Dussynchrony and Resynchronization: Robert H. Helm, David D. Spragg, Khalid Chakir and David A. Kass.
3. Electrical Assessment of the Failing Heart: Dan Blendea and Jagmeet P. Singh.
4. Mechanical Assessment of the Failing Heart: Przemyslaw P. Borek and Richard A. Grimm.
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5. Clinical Trials and Response to CRT: Kenneth M. Stein.
6. Implantation of CRT Device: Christian Sticherling.
7. Programming CRT Devices: Bengt Herweg, Arzu Ilercil and S. Serge Barold.
8. Troubleshootig CRT Devices and Clinical Outcomes: Dusan Kocovic.
9. Non-CRT Pacing in the Failing Heart: Limiting Ventricular Pacing and Searching for Alternate Pacing Sites: C. W. Israel.
10. Non-CRT Pacing in the Failing Heart: Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM): Daniel Burkhoff, Martin Borggrefe and Christian Butter.
11. Clinical Outcome and Chronic Management of Device Patients: Patrick W. Fisher, A. G. Kfoury and Dale G. Renlund.
12. Future Directions in Pacing to Support the Failing Heart: Angelo Auricchio and Kennth A. Ellenbogen.
- Offers an up-to-date overview of the causes and damage related to dyssynchronopathy - a new pathophysiological entity related to spontaneous or pacing-induced mechanical abnormalities which causes heart failure
- Presents the most recent diagnostic non-invasive tools
- Provides simple, practice-oriented therapeutical proposals for heart failure patients