Advanced heart failure - treatment options beyond medical management

Martinelli, Michele V; Bösch, Claudia; Signorell, Janko; Mohacsi, Paul (2011). Advanced heart failure - treatment options beyond medical management. Therapeutische Umschau, 68(12), pp. 715-23. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000235

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Improvement of heart failure therapy has led to a far better survival and quality of life of patients. Treatment of the underlying disease, patient education and improvement of compliance and consequent upgrading of medical heart failure therapy often delays further progression to an advanced stage of heart failure. Nevertheless heart failure remains a chronic progressive disease and it is up to the treating clinician to identify the signs of advanced heart failure in a timely manner in order to evaluate patients for further treatment strategies such as heart transplantation. This article should help define advanced heart failure and illustrate how patients are evaluated for further therapy. Outcome of heart transplantation or mechanically assisted circulatory support is strongly associated to proper patient selection and timing.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Martinelli, Michele; Bösch, Claudia; Signorell, Jan and Mohacsi, Paul

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:21

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:27

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a000235

PubMed ID:

22139987

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7194 (FactScience: 212377)

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