Key Features

  • Discusses indepth the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies used in the treatment of pulmonary vascular disease—including the benefits and risks of each—allowing for more informed care decisions.
  • Includes abundant algorithms that guide you through the clinical management of pulmonary hypertension, vasculitis, tumors, and high altitude pulmonary edema.
  • Offers multiple CT scans of patients depicting variations of PH and VT, essential for accurate diagnosis.
  • Presents key points, pitfalls, and other key information in textboxes for fast and convenient reference.

Table of Contents

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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About the authors

Jess Mandel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California

Darren Taichman

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Presbyterian Medical Center; Associate Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA