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Title Pulmonary vascular disorders / volume editors, Marc Humbert, Rogerio Souza, Gérald Simonneau
Published Basel : Karger, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 289 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Progress in respiratory research, 1422-2140 ; v. 41
Progress in respiratory research ; v. 41
Contents Updated clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension -- Pathology of pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Invasive rest and exercise hemodynamics in the modern management of pulmonary vascular disease: an expanding role in the future -- Exercise testing in pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Noninvasive exploration of the pulmonary circulation and the right heart -- Biomarkers in pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Genetics of pulmonary arterial hypertension and the concept of heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Drug- and toxin-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and its prognosis in the modern management era in developed and developing countries -- Pulmonary arterial hypertension complicating connective tissue disorders -- Pulmonary arterial hypertension and HIV and other viral infections -- Portopulmonary hypertension and hepatopulmonary syndrome -- Pulmonary hypertension in congenital heart diseases -- Pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease -- Schistosomiasis and pulmonary hypertension -- Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease -- Pulmonary hypertension and left heart disease -- Pulmonary hypertension in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- Pulmonary hypertension complicating interstitial and granulomatous lung diseases -- High-altitude pulmonary hypertension -- Acute pulmonary venous thromboembolic disease -- Anticaogulation for venous thromboembolism in the modern management era -- Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension -- Medical treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Lung transplantation and role for novel extracorporeal support in pulmonary hypertension -- Artrial septostomy -- Pulmonary vascular disorders in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia -- Future perspectives in pulmonary arterial hypertension
Summary The pulmonary circulation is by nature difficult to evaluate for the clinician and a challenge to investigate by radiographic and hemodynamic methods. In recent years, the field has been revolutionized by major improvements in diagnostic approaches and therapies. Tools for the classification, diagnosis, and management of pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension have been developed and optimized, providing clinicians with detailed and updated guidelines. This volume provides the latest information on the fast-growing and challenging field of acute and chronic pulmonary vascular disorders from some of the field's major leaders in research, education, and care. The topics discussed are relevant to chest physicians, thoracic surgeons, nurses, students, and teachers, and a well-balanced mix of contributions ensures that doctors, clinicians, and institutions from all around the world will find the information presented to be both informative and useful to their situations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Hypertension, Pulmonary.
Vascular Diseases.
Blood-vessels -- Diseases.
Pulmonary hypertension.
Form Electronic book
Author Humbert, Marc, 1963-
Simonneau, Gérald.
Souza, Rogerio.
ISBN 3805599153 (electronic bk.)
9783805599153 (electronic bk.)