Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension

This book provides an overview of pulmonary hypertensive diseases, the current understanding of their pathobiology, and a contemporary approach to diagnosis and treatment.

Author: James R. Klinger

Publisher: Humana Press

ISBN: 9781493926367

Category: Medical

Page: 474

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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.

Pulmonary Hypertension

This volume presents overviews as well as in depth reviews of many aspects of the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) especially PH related to thromboembolic disease.

Author: Jean Elwing

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535111658

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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This volume presents overviews as well as in depth reviews of many aspects of the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) especially PH related to thromboembolic disease. Saleem Sharieff presents a comprehensive synopsis of the epidemiologic, clinical, histopathologic, and therapy of PAH. Next, Dimitar Sajkov, Bliegh Mupunga, Jeffrey J. Bowden, and Nikolai Petrovsky comprehensively review World Health Organization group III PH. The cellular and biochemical pathophysiology of PH are summarized by Rajamma Mathew. Specific mechanisms implicated in the pathogenesis of PH are presented by Junko Maruyama, Ayumu Yokochi, Erquan Zhang, Hirohumi Sawada, Kazuo Maruyama; and Aureliano Hernandez and Rafael A. Areiza. Jean Elwing and Ralph Panos discuss PH associated with acute thromboembolism. Mehdi Badidi and M Barek Naz discuss PH caused by chronic thromboembolic disease. Juan C. Grignola, Maria J. Ruiz-Cano, Juan P. Salisbury, Gabriela Pascal, Pablo Curbelo, and Pilar Escribano present the physiologic assessment of patients with chronic thromboembolic disease prior to surgical pulmonary endarterectomy and, finally, Henry Liu, Philip L. Kalarickal, Yiru Tong, Daisuke Inui, Michael J Yarborough, Kavitha A. Mathew, Amanda Gelineau, and Charles Fox comprehensively review the clinical perioperative evaluation and management of patients with PH due to chronic thromboembolic disease.

Pulmonary Hypertension

An accessible reference text to help clinicians in all relevant specialties understand how to diagnose and manage the conditions of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary areterial hypertension, including information on when and whom to refer ...

Author: Clive Handler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572564

Category: Medical

Page: 237

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An accessible reference text to help clinicians in all relevant specialties understand how to diagnose and manage the conditions of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary areterial hypertension, including information on when and whom to refer patients to.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

The book will explain what the illness is and how it is treated in a reassuring and understandable way. The book will also be of interest to GPs, nurses and other related healthcare professionals.

Author: Clive Handler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191501463

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a high blood pressure in the arteries that supply the lungs with blood. Patients with mild PAH, particularly young patients, may feel quite well and get breathless or tired only with vigorous exertion. Those with severe PAH may get breathless on minimal exertion and feel tired, exhausted and experience chest pain, forceful heart beats, dizzy turns, loss of appetite, and have swelling of the legs due to fluid retention. This book will help patients and their families understand what PAH is, and advise them on how to cope with their illness. In the UK patients with PAH are referred to one of the eight National Pulmonary Hypertension centres staffed by a team of specialist doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other staff who are experienced and expert in managing all aspects of the condition. Currently, the drugs used to treat the condition can be prescribed only by these specialists. The book will explain what the illness is and how it is treated in a reassuring and understandable way. The book will also be of interest to GPs, nurses and other related healthcare professionals.

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a world wide problem which is gaining greater attention and is more frequently diagnosed now, more than the past ten or twenty years, because of the use and interpretation of echocardiograms.

Author: Norbert F. Voelkel

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 1607950375

Category: Medical

Page: 359

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Pulmonary hypertension is a world�wide problem which is gaining greater attention and is more frequently diagnosed now, more than the past ten or twenty years, because of the use and interpretation of echocardiograms. Pulmonary Hypertension raises questions and discusses concepts which will address the issue of etiology of pulmonary hypertension, its pathobiology with its close proximity to cancer, and the consequences of severe PH which is right heart failure and death.

Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

Written in a quick-access, no-nonsense format and with an emphasis on a just-the-facts clinical approach, this book will be of value to trainees, recertifying physicians, practicing physicians and other professional staff in internal ...

Author: Brendan Madden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319135816

Category: Medical

Page: 182

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​This title will be presented as highly practical information on pharmaceutical options in pulmonary hypertension, written in a quick-access, no-nonsense format. The emphasis will be on a just-the-facts clinical approach, heavy on tabular material, light on dense prose. The involvement of the ISCP will ensure that the best quality contributors will be involved and establish a consistent approach to each topic in the series. Each volume is designed to be between 100 and 150 pages containing practical illustrations and designed to improve understand and practical usage of cardiovascular drugs in specific clinical areas.​

Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) denotes a state where the mean pulmonary artery pressure is 25 mmHg or higher (measured invasively via right heart catheterisation in specialist medical care).

Author: Sics Editore

Publisher: SICS Editore

ISBN: 9788869300554

Category: Medical

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) denotes a state where the mean pulmonary artery pressure is 25 mmHg or higher (measured invasively via right heart catheterisation in specialist medical care). In clinical practice, echocardiography is used as a screening tool because it provides the means to indirectly estimate the pressure within the pulmonary arteries. The most common causes of increased pulmonary blood pressure are problems related to the left side of the heart (such as ventricular failure and valvular defects) and hypoxaemia caused either by lung disease or other conditions (such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and sleep apnoea). In these situations the increase in pulmonary blood pressure is a secondary haemodynamic phenomenon and, according to current understanding, it only plays a minor role as far as the management of the condition is concerned. At present, no evidence exists on the benefit of PH medication in the treatment of these conditions. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) are markedly rarer causes of PH, and in these conditions both pulmonary blood pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance play a major role. The principal mechanism behind PAH is an endothelial dysfunction in the small pulmonary arteries leading to an imbalance between vasoactive mediators (e.g. prostacycline, nitrous oxide and endothelin), which are responsible for the dilatation and constriction of the vessels as well as for enhancing or inhibiting vascular proliferation. Promising new drugs have been introduced during the last few years for the treatment of PAH, which improve the patient’s functional capacity and probably also the prognosis. The investigations of PH are always carried out in specialist medical care, and the diagnosis and treatment of PAH and CTEPH should be concentrated in specialist centres.

Pulmonary Hypertension

This Monograph aims to provide an in-depth overview of our current understanding of the various forms of pulmonary hypertension, their diagnosis and their treatment.

Author: Marc Humbert

Publisher: European Respiratory Society

ISBN: 9781849840262

Category: Medical

Page: 277

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This Monograph aims to provide an in-depth overview of our current understanding of the various forms of pulmonary hypertension, their diagnosis and their treatment.

Pulmonary Hypertension An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics E Book

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries, which carry blood from the heart to the lungs to pick up oxygen.

Author: Srinivas Murali

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455747108

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries, which carry blood from the heart to the lungs to pick up oxygen. The changes resulting from PH make it difficult for the heart to push blood through the pulmonary arteries, causing the heart to become weak and possibly to develop failure. Understanding the causes and treatment of PH can help heart failure specialists prevent heart failure due to PH.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

This book focuses on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, Group 1) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH, Group 4) among the various groups of pulmonary hypertension (PH) whose classification was updated into five major ...

Author: Yoshihiro Fukumoto

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812878403

Category: Medical

Page: 236

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This book focuses on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, Group 1) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH, Group 4) among the various groups of pulmonary hypertension (PH) whose classification was updated into five major categories at the 5th World Symposium held in Nice, France, in 2013. Readers will find recent progress, methods, and up-to-date information on PH mechanisms, diagnostic images, and treatment in the management of PH.This volume, with contributions by leading researchers worldwide in the field , consists of five parts, starting with the fundamentals of PH, then pathophysiology and genetics, treatment, and right ventricular function.