Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Significant advances have occurred in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease, hypertension, and valvular heart disease during the past four decades. Despite these medical advances, four million Americans currently have congestive heart failure, and 400000 new cases occur each year. As a consequence, eight billion dollars are expended annually in the United States for the treatment of patients with heart failure.
Recognizing the magnitude of the problem, the editors of Heart Failure: Scientific Principles and Clinical Practice have assembled the leading physician-scientists from North America and Europe to discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of heart failure. The editors wish to provide a reference source for cardiologists, internists, and physicians with special interest in patients with heart failure.
Heart FailureHeart Failure: Scientific Principles and Clinical Practice. JAMA. 1998;279(13):1043. doi:10.1001/jama.279.13.1043-JBK0401-4-1