Pulmonary Hypertension by Nicholas S. HillPulmonary Hypertension by Nicholas S. Hill

Pulmonary Hypertension

byNicholas S. Hill, Harrison W. Farber

Paperback | December 10, 2010

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This timely volume addresses the areas of pathophysiology and therapy of pulmonary hypertension, which have seen exciting developments over the past decade. The discoveries of endothelin overexpression as well as prostacyclin and nitric oxide deficiency in association with pulmonary hypertension have led to important therapeutic insights. The new therapies have led to significant improvements in patient function, quality of life and survival. In this book, expert authors describe these new therapies. It will be of interest not only to cardiologists, pulmonary specialists and rheumatologists, but also many nurses and pharmacotherapists.
Title:Pulmonary HypertensionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:459 pagesPublished:December 10, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617377023

ISBN - 13:9781617377020

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Historical Perspective: A Century of Primary (Idiopathic) Pulmonary Hypertension.Alfred P. Fishman MDChapter 2: Classification of Pulmonary HypertensionC. William Hargett, MD and Victor F. Tapson, MD (2 Tables)Chapter 3. Diagnostic Approach to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (1 figure)Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, FACP, FACCChapter 4. Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Arterial HypertensionHarrison W. Farber, M.D.Chapter 5: Pulmonary Hypertension Genes (Check references)Elisabeth Donlevy Willers, MD and Ivan M. Robbins, MDChapter 6. The Right Ventricle in Pulmonary HypertensionAndrew C. Stone, MD and James R. Klinger, MDChapter 7. Congenital Heart Disease Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Michael J. Landzberg, MDChapter 8. Connective Tissue Disease Associated Pulmonary HypertensionKimberly Fisher, MD, Nicholas S. Hill, MD and Harrison Farber, MDChapter 9. Pulmonary Hypertension associated with HIV, Liver Disease, Sarcoidosis and Sickle Cell Disease. Kimberly A. Fisher, MD and Elizabeth S. Klings, MDChapter 10. Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary HypertensionVictor J. Test, MD, William R. Auger, MD and Peter F. Fedullo, MD.Chapter 11. General Therapeutic Approach and Traditional TherapiesNicholas S. Hill, MD and Elizabeth Klings, MDChapter 12. Prostacyclin Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial HypertensionNicholas S. Hill MD, Todd F. Vardas, MD and Vallerie McLaughlin MDChapter 13. Endothelin and its blockade in pulmonary arterial hypertensionDavid Langleben, MD, FRCPCChapter 14. PDE 5 Inhibitors and the cGMP Pathway in Pulmonary Arterial HypertensionIoana R. Preston MD Chapter 15. Statins for treatment of pulmonary hypertensionJohn L. Faul MD, Peter N. Kao MD, Toshihiko Nishimura MD, Arthur Sung MD, Hong Hu MD and Ronald G. Pearl MD, PhDChapter 16. Transitions and Combination Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Todd Hirschtritt MD, M. Kathryn Steiner MD and Nicholas S. Hill MDChapter 17. Acute right ventricular dysfunction: focus on acute cor pulmonale Antoine Vieillard-Baron MD, François Jardin MDChapter 18. Lung transplantion and atrial septostomy for pulmonary arterial hypertensionE.P. Trulock MDChapter 19 : New Directions in Pulmonary Hypertension TherapyChristopher M Carlin BSc (Hons) MB ChB (Hons) MRCPAndrew J Peacock MD FRCP

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This is a comprehensive review of pulmonary hypertension from pathophysiology to therapeutic options. . This book provides current, comprehensive, and clinical relevant information from pathophysiology to a wide range of therapeutic options. The intended audience includes cardiologists and pulmonary specialists, intensivists, and rheumatologists, as well as those healthcare professionals who face this clinical situation in their everyday practice. . This complete, up-to-date review of pulmonary hypertension covers all aspects of the disease from its pathophysiology to optimal therapeutic management." (Adriana Maria Rosario, Doody's Review Service, September, 2008)"It is thus timely to release an up-dated textbook to the growing number of physicians who have an interest in pulmonary vascular medicine. Pulmonary Hypertension will undoubtedly provide useful information on the condition to readers. ... will be very helpful to the busy clinician who is treating patients with pulmonary hypertension. ... There is no doubt that this book will be of interest to nurses, medical trainees, and physicians from various fields who witness the burden of pulmonary hypertension in their practice." (Marc Humbert, The New England Journal of Medicine, November, 2008)"For those who want a comprehensive, concise but not repetitive review of pulmonary hypertension with up to date review of therapy, this book is it. A well done review of the subject from history, diagnosis, genetics to chapters on the newest therapies. . It reads well, can be read in one session for an overview or studied carefully for those interested in a thorough introduction to the field. . A good additions to one's library covering a very specialized field." (John Somberg, American Journal of Therapeutics, June, 2010)