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Table Of Contents

Part I: The Causes and Diagnosis of Heart Failure
1. What Is This Thing Called Heart Failure?
2. Coronary Artery Disease: The Major Cause of Heart Failure
3. Cardiomyopathy: A Leading Cause of Heart Failure
4. Diagnosing Heart Failure and Its Causes
Part II: Treatments for Heart Failure
5. Drug Treatments
6. Conversations of the Heart: Arrhythmias and Pacemakers
7. Straight Talk about Sudden Death: Should I Get an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator?
8. Surgical Treatments
9. Device Treatments for the Critically Ill
10. Getting a New Heart
11. Future Therapies
Part III: The Challenges of Living with Heart Failure
12. Nutrition and Heart Failure, by Samantha Heller
13. Exercise: How Much and What Kind?
14. The Patient-Doctor Therapeutic Relationship
15. What You Need to Know about the Hospital
16. Heart Failure in Elderly People
17. What You Can Do for Yourself
18. Where to Find More Information
Appendix: Trade Names and Generic Names of Drugs
Notes on Sources

Living Well with Heart Failure, the Misnamed, Misunderstood Condition
Publication Date: 2010
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 280 pages
Illustrations: 20 line drawings
ISBN: 9780801894237