Heart Failure, Second Edition has been updated to provide the latest advancements in heart failure research. Supplemented by more than 200 high-quality figures and illustrations, the book helps cardiologists and emergency care physicians quickly and accurately identify the cause and severity of a patient's cardiac impairment.New topics in this edit

Part 1: Cellular and Molecular Basis for Heart Failure A Brief Primer on the Development of the Heart Serge Gregoire and Sean WuThe Genetics of Dilated and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies Calum MacraeMolecular Signaling Networks Underlying Cardiac Hypertrophy and FailureGerald W Dorn II MDExcitation-Contraction Coupling in the Normal and Failing Heart Mattew Coggins, Bernhard Haring, Federica del Monte Myocardial energetics and cellular metabolism in the failing heart Joanne S. Ingwall Animal Models of Heart Failure William CarlsonPart II: Pathophysiology of Heart Failure Ventricular Remodeling and Secondary Valvular Dysfunction in Heart Failure Progression Kibar Yared, Judy Hung Neurohormonal and Cytokine Activation in Heart FailureDennis McNamaraCardiomyopathies in the Adult Richard RodehefferWater and Salt: the cardiorenal syndrome Maria Rosa CostanzoPart III: The Demographics, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Heart Failure: The Clinical Syndrome of Heart FailureThomas DiSalvo, Jordon ShinClinical Profiles and Bedside Assessment Lynne Warner Stevenson Prognosis in Heart Failure J. Susie Woo, Wayne C. Levy, Biomarkers in Heart Failure Ravi V. Shah, MD and Thomas J. WangNoninvasive Imaging Modalities for the Evaluation of Heart FailureKimberly A. Parks and Malissa J. WoodRole of Invasive Monitoring in Heart Failure: Pulmonary Artery Catheters in the Post-ESCAPE Era W. H. Wilson Tang, Gary S. FrancisPart IV: The Medical Treatment of Clinical Heart Failure Conventional Therapy of Chronic Heart Failure: Diuretics, Vasodilators, and Digoxin G. William Dec, MDConventional Therapy of Chronic Heart