Contemporary Cardiology

Pulmonary Hypertension

Authors: Hill, Nicholas S., Farber, Harrison W.

  • Pathophysiology and therapy of pulmonary hypertension have had enormous developments over the past decade
  • Discoveries of endothelin excess as well as prostacyclin and nitric oxide deficiency have led to important therapeutic insights
  • Identification of genes associated with pulmonary hypertension has begun to open the door to pathophysiologic insights
  • Expert authors describe new therapies that have led to significant improvements in patient function, quality of life, and survival
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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. In addition, the identification of genes associated with pulmonary hypertension has just begun to open the door to new pathophysiologic insights. The new therapies have led to significant improvements in patient function, quality of life and survival.

This book will be of interest not only to cardiologists, pulmonary specialists and rheumatologists, but also many nurses and pharmacotherapists are becoming increasingly involved in the therapy of patients with pulmonary hypertension.

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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)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Historical Perspective: A Century of Primary (Idiopathic) Pulmonary Hypertension

    Fishman, Alfred P.

    Pages 1-13

  • Classification of Pulmonary Hypertension

    Hargett, C. William (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Diagnostic Approach to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Oudiz, Ronald J.

    Pages 33-50

  • Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Farber, Harrison W.

    Pages 51-72

  • Pulmonary Hypertension Genes

    Willers, Elisabeth Donlevy (et al.)

    Pages 73-92

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $289.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-58829-661-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-702-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pulmonary Hypertension
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Cardiology
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-075-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-075-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-661-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-702-0
Series ISSN
2196-8969
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 444
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