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Title Diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension / James R. Klinger, Robert P. Frantz, editors
Published New York : Humana Press, [2015]
©2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Series Respiratory medicine
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Contents The Pulmonary Circulation -- Epidemiology and Disease Classification of Pulmonary Hypertension -- Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension -- Pulmonary Hypertension In Chronic Heart And Lung Disease -- Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension -- Schistosomiasis- Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Approach to the Patient with Elevated Pulmonary Arterial Pressure -- Echocardiography -- Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Right Heart Catheterization -- Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Pulmonary Hypertension -- Adjunct Therapy and Calcium Channel Blockers -- Prostacyclin Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Endothelin Receptor Antagonists.-Modulation Of cGMP Synthesis And Metabolism -- Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Investigative Therapies in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Pulmonary Hypertension In Critically Ill Patients -- Perioperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension
Summary This book provides an overview of pulmonary hypertensive diseases, the current understanding of their pathobiology, and a contemporary approach to diagnosis and treatment. It discusses the definition and classification of these disorders and the epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); explores the approach to diagnosis and evaluation via methods such as echocardiography, right heart catheterization, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing; describes the major drug classes used to treat PAH and the cell signaling pathways that they target as well as adjunct and investigative therapies; and highlights special situations that are particularly challenging in the management of PAH. Written by experts in their respective fields, Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension is a valuable resource for pulmonologists, cardiologists, and practitioners in internal medicine and critical care
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 28, 2015)
Subject Pulmonary hypertension.
Hypertension, Pulmonary -- diagnosis.
Hypertension, Pulmonary -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Frantz, Robert P., editor
Klinger, James R., editor
ISBN 1493926357 (print)
1493926365 (electronic bk.)
9781493926350 (print)
9781493926367 (electronic bk.)