Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Paperback | July 23, 2012

EditorMichael A. Gatzoulis

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This concise pocketbook provides an easily accessible resource on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) for medical professionals (senior and trainees), nurses and allied disciplines. PAH is not any longer an orphan disease, nor is it associated with a grave prognosis and premature death (asit used to be the case a decade or two ago). Patients with PAH should enjoy improved survival and quality of life, provided that an early -and not late- diagnosis is made combined with timely initiation of advanced therapy in specialized/designated tertiary centres. This comprehensive text incorporates PAH expertise from the UK and the rest of the world. The book outlines the key points with respect to the latest classification, pathobiology, genetics, clinical assessment of the patient with suspected PAH and the role of imaging. There are specific chaptersaddressing different PAH aetiologies, namely idiopathic PAH, thromboembolic PAH, PAH related to connective tissue disease, congenital heart disease (Eisenmenger complex), respiratory disease and other unusual causes. Last, but not least, the book addresses counselling, contraception and the latesttherapy for the challenging area of pregnancy and PAH, which is still associated with a high maternal mortality risk. The main objective of the book is to increase awareness of PAH, promote rapid diagnostic work up and timely specialist referral so that effective therapy is made available as early as possible to all patients with suspected or known PAH. Physicians -senior or Junior, nurse or other health careprofessional - whether senior or junior - who may encounter patients with PAH has much to gain from this book.

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This concise pocketbook provides an easily accessible resource on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) for medical professionals (senior and trainees), nurses and allied disciplines. PAH is not any longer an orphan disease, nor is it associated with a grave prognosis and premature death (asit used to be the case a decade or two ago). ...

Michael A. Gatzoulis, MD, PhD, is the Academic Head of the Adult Congenital Heart Centre and Centre for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the Professor of Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease at the NHLI, Imperial College, London. Professor Gatzoulis has edited, co-edited or served as a Section Editor ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.07 inPublished:July 23, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199572631

ISBN - 13:9780199572632

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1. Michael Gatzoulis and Natalie Chung: Classifi cation of pulmonary arterial hypertension and current therapeutic approach2. Martin Wilkins, Lan Zhao, Chien-Nien Chen and Zhenguo Zhai: Pathobiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension3. Richard Trembath: Genetics4. Mike Landzberg: Clinical assessment of the patient with suspected PAH and the role of cardiac catherization5. Craig Broberg and Mark Hiatt: Imaging of pulmonary arterial hypertension6. Andrew Peacock and Stephen Crawley: Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension7. Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Nick Morrell, Karen Sheares and David Jenkins: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)8. Gerry Coghlan: Connective tissue disease associated pulmonary arterial hypertension9. Konstantinos Dimopoulos and Georgios Giannakoulas: Eisenmenger complex10. John Wort and Tamera Corte: Respiratory causes of pulmonary hypertension11. Sara Goletto and Ryo Inozuka: Other causes of pulmonary arterial hypertension12. Elizabeth Bedard: Pregnancy and pulmonary arterial hypertension