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Title Therapeutic strategies in pulmonary arterial hypertension / [editors, Joan Albert Barberà, Andrew J. Peacock]
Published Oxford : Atlas Medical Pub., 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 88 pages) : illustrations
Series Therapeutic strategies
Therapeutic strategies.
Contents Editors and contributors -- Imaging of the right heart and pulmonary circulation -- Exercise testing and haemodynamics -- Epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Current treatment of PAH : prostanoids, phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors and stimulators of soluble guanylate cyclase -- The future treatment of pulmonary hypertension -- Endothelin receptor antagonists -- Gene and stem cell therapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension
Summary Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare condition; yet this very rarity can be a disadvantage when it comes to treatment, making PAH difficult to diagnose, and resulting in suboptimal patient care. Furthermore, the global burden of PAH remains poorly understood and largely underestimated, as PAH commonly presents as a comorbidity with such conditions as systemic sclerosis, COPD, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and left-heart dysfunction. However, in recent years there has been significant investment in developing new therapies for PAH, and treatment for this previously neglected disease
Notes Title from home page (viewed Mar. 9, 2009)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pulmonary artery.
Pulmonary hypertension.
Form Electronic book
Author Barberá, J. A. (Joan Albert)
Peacock, A. J.
ISBN 1846926106 (electronic bk.)
9781846926105 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Therapeutic strategies, pulmonary arterial hypertension
Pulmonary arterial hypertension