Pulmonary Hypertension

1st Edition

Marc Humbert, Joseph P. Lynch

CRC Press
Published July 24, 2009
Reference - 552 Pages - 48 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420094756 - CAT# H9475
Series: Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Summary

Written by internationally recognized experts, Pulmonary Hypertension bridges the gap between pulmonology and cardiology to provide clinicians in both disciplines with knowledge of the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and pharmacologic and surgical treatments for pulmonary hypertension (PH). Through the use of clinical trials, this ground-breaking text supplies a comprehensive review of both the primary and secondary clinical and investigative aspects of this condition.

Discussing controversies and concepts in PH diagnosis and management, this guide explores:

  • classification and epidemiology, pathology, pathogenesis, genetics, and diagnosis of PH
  • causes of the condition, such as idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH)
  • PAH-complicating connective tissue diseases (CTD), congenital heart diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and other disorders
  • the mechanisms, toxicities, and efficacy of therapeutic agents
  • the role of combination therapies, novel agents, and future directions
  • PH in specific patient populations such as pregnant and critically-ill patients in the ICU