This volume is an innovative approach to the identification and management of heart failure. Contributing experts have presented a number of problem scenarios, which might be difficult cases, complications or dilemmas that challenge the skills of most practitioners. Organized as a series of questions, each chapter presents a detailed yet accessible discussion of the problems posed. Carefully weighing the risks and benefits of specific therapies, the ensuring discourse presents a fair, balanced approach to conceptual controversies as well as exploring the diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas that may arise. Recent and ongoing trials are discussed, as well as the potential impact on clinical practice of emerging therapies. This book is designed for the busy clinical practitioner who is in search of authoritative discussion that is balanced by evidence-based, best practice recommendations. It is intended as a resource for cardiologists and primary care physicians.