Pharmacotherapy of Pulmonary Hypertension by Marc HumbertPharmacotherapy of Pulmonary Hypertension by Marc Humbert

Pharmacotherapy of Pulmonary Hypertension

EditorMarc Humbert, Oleg V. Evgenov, Johannes-Peter Stasch

Hardcover | October 16, 2013

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Over the past decade, major advancements in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension occurred in parallel with the discovery and development of new therapies. Pharmacological agents that modulate the main pathophysiological pathways of pulmonary arterial hypertension have changed the course of this devastating disease by relieving symptoms and improving and prolonging patients' lives. The first part of the book covers definition, classification, pathophysiology, pathology, biomarkers and animal models of pulmonary hypertension, thus laying the conceptual basis for what follows. The middle section provides an overview of the established therapies, such as calcium channel blockers, prostanoids, endothelin receptor antagonists, phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors and inhaled nitric oxide. The concluding section explores novel pathways and emerging therapeutic approaches including soluble guanylate cyclase stimulators, Rho-kinase inhibitors, inhibitors of serotonin receptors and transporters, peptide growth factors, vasoactive peptides, modulators of redox equilibrium and cyclic nucleotides homeostasis, as well as immunosuppressive and anti-proliferative agents. Particular attention is given to clinical applications of these experimental therapies.
Title:Pharmacotherapy of Pulmonary HypertensionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:October 16, 2013Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783642386633

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Preface.- Part I. Pulmonary hypertension: conceptual bases of the disease. Pulmonary hypertension: definition, classification, and epidemiology. Pulmonary hypertension: pathophysiology and signalling pathways. Pulmonary hypertension: pathology. Pulmonary hypertension: biomarkers. Pulmonary hypertension: animal models.- Part II. Pulmonary hypertension: established therapies. General supportive care. Calcium channel blockers. Prostacyclins. Endothelin receptor antagonists. Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors.- Part III. Pulmonary hypertension: novel pathways and emerging therapies     Soluble guanylate cyclase stimulators. Therapeutics targeting dysregulated redox equilibrium and endothelial dysfunction (NOXs, sGC activators, GSNOR). Rho-kinase inhibitors. Serotonin transporters and serotonin receptors. PDGF inhibitors. Novel anti-proliferative strategies beyond imatinib. Immunosuppressive agents. Vasoactive peptides. Inhibitors of cGMP/cAMP metabolism (MRP4, MRP5, PDE1). Old targets re-visited. Stem cells and cell based therapy.- Part IV. Conclusions and Outlook. Pulmonary hypertension: evidence-based management in the modern era and future directions.