Editor: Panagiotis Georgoulias

Frontiers in Heart Failure: Clinical Issues

Volume 1

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ISSN: 2468-8045 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-8053 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-376-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-375-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810837591160101

Introduction

Ischemic cardiomyopathy is considered as the main cause of heart failure in industrialized countries. The condition can occur at any age, but its prevalence increases with age. In general, careful evaluation of the patient's history and physical examination can provide useful information about the underlying causes. Several biomarkers and laboratory variables are very important parameters for physicians during the clinical decision making. Echocardiography along with other imaging and heart failure management techniques can provide key information to clinicians about these parameters. This information can be used to provide adequate medical interventions and improve patient health while reducing the risk of sudden death due to cardiac arrest.

This volume of Frontiers in Heart Failure brings forth information about several topics related to assessing the risk of heart failure and treating patients who may be at high risk. Chapters in this volume cover topics such as ischemia, echocardiography, pharmacotherapy, interventional techniques and device therapies. Novel therapies, such as gene and cell strategies are also covered in this volume.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Panagiotis Georgoulias
Nuclear Medicine Department
School of Medicine, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece




Contributor(s):
Andreas Xanthopoulos
Department of Cardiology
University Hospital of Larissa, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


Antonios Ziakas
1st Department of Cardiology
AHEPA University Hospital
Thessaloniki
Greece


Chrissi Hatzoglou
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


Christos A. Zivlas
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens
Athens
Greece


Chrysovalantou Nikolaidou
1st Department of Cardiology
AHEPA University Hospital
Thessaloniki
Greece


Constantina Sambani
Laboratory of Health Physics
Radiobiology & Cytogenetics, NCSR “Democritus”
Athens
Greece.


Daphne Koumbi
Laboratory of Health Physics
Radiobiology & Cytogenetics, NCSR “Democritus”
Athens
Greece.
/
Department of Genetics & Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens
Greece


Dennis V. Cokkinos
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens
Athens
Greece


Eleni Papanikolaou
Laboratory of Cell and Gene Therapy
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens
Athens
Greece.
/
Laboratory of Biology
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School
Athens
Greece


Elias Tsougkos
2nd Cardiology Clinic (Heart Failure and Preventive Cardiology Section)
Henry Dunant Hospital Center
Athens
Greece


Filippos Triposkiadis
Department of Cardiology
University Hospital of Larissa, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


George Patrinos
Department of Pharmacy
University of Patras
Patras
Greece


Gregory Giamouzis
Department of Cardiology
University Hospital of Larissa, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


Isaac Aidonidis
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


John Skoularigis
Department of Cardiology
University Hospital of Larissa, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


John T. Parissis
Heart Failure Unit
Attikon University Hospital
Athens
Greece


Konstantinos Gourgoulianis
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


Nicholas P. Anagnou
Laboratory of Cell and Gene Therapy
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens
Athens
Greece.
/
Laboratory of Biology
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School
Athens
Greece


Panagoula Kollia
Department of Genetics & Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens
Greece


Paschalis-Adam Molyvdas
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


Polychronis Antonitsis
Cardiothoracic Department
AHEPA University Hospital
Thessaloniki
Greece


Rodopi Stamatiou
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


Sotirios Zarogiannis
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly
Larissa
Greece


Spyridon Katsanos
Heart Failure Unit
Attikon University Hospital
Athens
Greece




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