This series on “Heart Failure in the Young and Old: Insights into Various Therapies” is edited by Roland Hetzer, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardio Centrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
This is a special series focused on various treatment strategies in heart failure. Chronic heart failure is presently the most prevalent heart pathology complex, primarily because of its increasing incidence with an ever-aging population. This could be attributed to successful treatment of acute heart failure by interventional, operative, or instrumental interventions, thus delaying death to a later time. Such aforementioned interventions do not solely apply to the adult population with heart failure but also to newborns, infants and children with congenital heart diseases, who, through interventions, can reach adolescence and/or even adulthood until the “still somewhat” abnormal circulation comes to its functional limits.
Heart failure in the young: Insights into myocardial recovery with ventricular assist device support
Conventional cardiac surgery in patients with end-stage coronary artery disease: yesterday and today
Weaning from ventricular assist device support after recovery from left ventricular failure with or without secondary right ventricular failure
The focused issue “Heart Failure in the Young and Old: Insights into Various Therapies” was commissioned by the editorial office, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy without any sponsorship or funding. Roland Hetzer is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.