Pulmonary Vascular Disease book cover

Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Focusing on clinical decision making, this new reference provides current, comprehensive coverage of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary hypertension and vasculitis, as well as other related health issues. A structured diagnostic approach enables you to determine underlying etiology, then guides you to appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutic options, based upon their potential risks and benefits. Over 400 illustrations depict variations of pulmonary hypertension that are essential for successful identification and optimal management outcomes.

Hardbound, 368 Pages

Published: May 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2246-6


  • 1. Functions and control of the pulmonary circulation
    2. The histopathology of pulmonary arterial hypertension
    3. Pathobiologic mechanisms of pulmonary arterial hypertension
    4. Genetics of pulmonary hypertension
    5. Classification and prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension
    6. Approach to the patient with pulmonary hypertension
    7. Treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension
    8. Lung transplantation for pulmonary arterial hypertension
    9. Portopulmonary hypertension
    10. Pulmonary hypertension secondary to chronic respiratory disease
    11. Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease
    12. Hemolytic anemia associated pulmonary hypertension
    13. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
    14. Pulmonary vascular tumors and malformations
    15. Pulmonary vasculitis
    16. Management of the acutely ill patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension
    17. Pregnancy and pulmonary hypertension
    18. Pulmonary hypertension in children
    19. High altitude pulmonary edema
    20. Embolism of air, fat, or amniotic fluid
    21. Practical nursing issues in the outpatient management of pulmonary vascular disease
    22. Patient and family perspectives on pulmonary hypertension – Patients and their families


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