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Box 1.1 A Basic, Functional Definition of Heart Failure
Box 1.2 Expert Definitions of Heart Failure
Box 1.3 WHO Cardiomyopathy Classification
Box 1.4 AHA/ACC Cardiomyopathy Classification
Box 1.7 AHA/ACC Heart Failure Staging Classification
Box 2.1 Epidemiological Studies of Heart Failure
Box 2.2 Heart Failure Prevalence Data
Box 2.3 Heart Failure Incidence Data
Box 3.1 Summary of Causes of Heart Failure
Box 4.1 Studies of Heart Failure Prognosis
Box 4.2 Survival Curves in Heart Failure
Box 4.3 Key Message
Box 4.4 Key Message
Box 5.1 Diagram of Cardiac Circulation
Box 5.2 Cardiac Cycle
Box 5.3 Cardiac Output
Box 5.4 (Continued)
Box 5.5 Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Cascade
Box 5.6 Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
Box 5.7 Cardiogenic Shock
Box 6.1 Role of Clinical Assessment
Box 6.2 Typical Presenting Complaints in Heart Failure
Box 6.3 Important Medical History in Heart Failure
Box 6.4 Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Social History
Box 6.5 Studies of Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure∗
Box 6.6 Symptoms of Heart Failure
Box 6.7 Questions about Breathlessness
Box 6.8 Signs of Heart Failure
Box 6.9 Signs of Fluid Retention
Box 6.10 Signs of Chronic Heart Failure
Box 6.11 Heart Failure Assessment Conceptual Model
Box 6.12 Assessment Checklist
Box 7.1 Uses of Investigations
Box 7.2 Diagnostic Algorithm for Heart Failure
Box 7.3 Examples of the Diagnostic Accuracy of Investigations for Heart
Box 7.4 Potential ECG Abnormalities in Heart Failure
Box 7.5 Echocardiogram Findings in Heart Failure
Box 7.6 Adult Blood Test Normal Ranges
Box 8.1 Summary of Non-Pharmacological Treatments
Box 8.2 British Heart Foundation Publications Web Link
Box 8.3 Countries with Reciprocal Health Agreements with the UK
Box 8.4 Medical Guidelines on Driving
Box 8.5 Welfare Rights Organisations Web Links
Box 8.6 National Patient and Carers Support Association Web Links
Box 8.7 Alcoholic Support Group Web Link
Box 8.8 Alcohol and Heart Failure Key Messages
Box 8.9 Smoking and Heart Failure Key Message
Box 9.1 How Does Exercise Training Work?
Box 9.2 Benefits of Exercise Training in Heart Failure
Box 9.3 Contra-Indications to Exercise Training
Box 9.4 NICE Recommendation R12 on Exercise Training in Heart
Box 10.1 Useful Medicines in Heart Failure
Box 10.2 ESC Guidelines Medication Recommendations in Chronic Heart
Box 10.3 Intended Outcomes
Box 10.4 Notes on Heart Failure Drugs in the Elderly
Box 10.5 Types and Doses of Diuretics
Box 10.6 Positive Effects of Diuretics
Box 10.7 Possible Negative Effects of Diuretics
Box 10.8 ACE-Inhibitor Heart Failure Trials
Box 10.9 Contra-indications to ACE-Inhibitors
Box 10.10 ACE-Inhibitor Starting and Target Doses
Box 10.11 Trials of Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
Box 10.12 Starting and Target Doses of Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
Box 10.13 Beta-blocker Heart Failure Trials
Box 10.14 Beta-blocker Starting and Target Doses
Box 10.15 Aldosterone Antagonists – Key Messages
Box 10.16 Potentially Harmful Drugs in Heart Failure
Box 10.17 Staged Treatment Algorithm for Chronic Heart Failure
Box 11.1 Summary of Invasive Interventions
Box 11.2 Suitability for Cardiac Transplant
Box 11.3 Evidence Base for Biventricular Pacemakers in Heart Failure
Box 11.4 NICE Recommendation on Biventricular Pacemakers
Box 11.5 Trials of Internal Cardiac Defibrillators
Box 11.6 Indications for Internal Cardiac Defibrillator Insertion
Box 12.1 Markers for End Stage Heart Failure
Box 12.2 Disease Progression
Box 12.3 Causes of Arrhythmias in Heart Failure
Box 12.4 End Stage Heart Failure Symptoms and their Causes
Box 12.5 Symptom-relieving Interventions
Box 12.6 Analgesia Ladder
Box 12.7 Stopping Medication in End Stage Heart Failure
Box 12.8 Useful End of Life Web Links/Documents
Box 12.9 Heart Failure/Palliative Care Multi-Disciplinary Team
Box 13.1 NSF for CHD Standard Eleven
Box 13.2 NSF for CHD Web Link
Box 13.3 Professional Heart Failure Guidelines Web Links
Box 14.1 Multi-Disciplinary Team Members for Heart Failure Services
Box 14.2 Essential Documents
Box 14.3 Useful Audit Data to Demonstrate Effectiveness of Service
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Heart Failure - A Clinical Nursing Handbook

Heart Failure - A Clinical Nursing Handbook

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