Pulmonary Vascular Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416022466, 9781437710502

Pulmonary Vascular Disease

1st Edition

Authors: Jess Mandel Darren Taichman
eBook ISBN: 9781437710502
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416022466
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 22nd May 2006
Page Count: 368

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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.

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 Author

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