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Physiology and hemodynamic assessment of the failing heart: Current knowledge and unmet needs for advanced heart failure 

Physiology and hemodynamic assessment of the failing heart: Current knowledge and unmet needs for advanced heart failure
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Physiology and hemodynamic assessment of the failing heart: Current knowledge and unmet needs for advanced heart failure
Author(s):

J. Julia Shin

, Mandeep R. Mehra

, and Ileana L. Piña

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198734871.003.0003
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date: 21 September 2019

The ability to accurately assess the physiology and hemodynamic profile in patients with heart failure is important to provide appropriate treatment and decrease rates of rehospitalization and death. This chapter places particular focus on acute decompensated heart failure as it explores the definition and physiology of heart failure, along with details of patient assessment. Approach to the advanced heart failure patient, initial assessment, echocardiography, invasive hemodynamic assessment, and implantable monitors are covered, and treatment by hemodynamic profiles is also considered in detail as the chapter uses hemodynamics to understand the dynamic process of development of advanced heart failure.

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