Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism by S.Z. GoldhaberManagement of Acute Pulmonary Embolism by S.Z. Goldhaber

Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Foreword byS.Z. GoldhaberEditorStavros V. Konstantinides

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism highlights traditional, novel, and evolving aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE). The contributors comprise an international team of experts, who have each made noteworthy contributions in this exciting field. Important aspects of diagnosis, risk stratification, and differential treatment of patients with PE are presented in a concise, yet comprehensive manner. Emphasis is placed on specific issues related to PE, including pregnancy, cancer, thrombophilia, and air travel. The authors critically review and interpret available data, and provide clear recommendations for diagnosis and therapeutic concerns in clinical management of PE patients.Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism is organized in three precise sections - diagnosis, treatment, and special topics. Each section is up-to-date and detailed, and provides clear recommendations for diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to patients with PE in clinical practice. This practical volume is an essential starting point for future study for both medical students and established investigators.
Title:Management of Acute Pulmonary EmbolismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:283 pagesPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617376922

ISBN - 13:9781617376924

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Table of Contents

Contents:Forward .... vPreface .... viiContributors .... xiPART I: Diagnostic Approach to the Patient with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism1. Clinical Probability and D-Dimer Testing by Philip S. Wells2. Imaging of Acute Pulmonary Embolism by James G. Ravenel and U. Joseph Schoepf3. The Search for Deep Vein Thrombosis: Evaluation of the Leg Veins by Jan Beyer and Sebastian M. Schellong4. Risk Stratification of Pulmonary Embolism: Detection and Prognostic Impact of Right Ventricular Dysfunction by Stavros V. Konstantinides5. Cardiac Biomarkers in the Diagnostic Workup of Pulmonary Embolism by Evangelos Giannitsis and Hugo A. Katus6. Importance of a Patent Foramen Ovale by Annette Geibel, Manfred Zehender, and Wolfgang Kasper7. Contemporary Diagnostic Algorithm for the Hemodynamically Stable Patient with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism by Arnaud Perrier8. Contemporary Diagnostic Algorithm for the Hemodynamically Unstable Patient with Suspected Massive Pulmonary Embolism by Stavros V. KonstantinidesPART II: Treatment and Secondary Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism9. Heparin Anticoagulation by Graham F. Pineo and Russell D. Hull10. Thrombolysis by Guy Meyer11. Management of the Patient with Fulminant Pulmonary Embolism Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation by Fabian Spöhr and Bernd W. Böttiger12. Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy by Ani C. Anyanwu and Lishan Aklog13. Interventional Approaches to the Treatment of Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolism by Nils Kucher14. Vitamin K Antagonists and Novel Oral Anticoagulants by Giancarlo Agnelli and Cecilia BecattiniPART III: Specific Aspects15. Hereditary and Acquired Thrombophilia by Hanno Riess16. Venous Thromboembolism and Cancer by Paolo Prandoni, Anna Falanga, and Andrea Piccioli17. Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy by Simon J. McRae and Shannon M. Bates18. Venous Thromboembolism in the Era of Air Travel by Frédéric Lapostolle, Jean Catineau, Claude Lapandry, and Frédéric Adnet19. Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension by Irene M. Lang and Walter Klepetko

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"...a very timely work by eminent authors and is strongly recommended to those interested in the evaluation of a patient with suspected pulmonary embolism in various clinical settings." -Doody's Book Review, Weighted Numerical Score:95 - 4 Stars"A comprehensive, multiauthored review of the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism. ... This is a highly readable, up-to-date evidence-based text on almost every aspect of pulmonary embolism. ... It is one of the best medical textbooks that I have ever read. ... Recommended Readership: Students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians in the areas of primary care, emergency medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine, and cardiology." (David A. Froehling, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (8), August, 2007)