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Pulmonary Hypertension


Ralph J. Panos

University of Cincinnati, United States of America

This volume presents overviews as well as in depth reviews of many aspects of the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) especially PH related to thromboembolic disease. Saleem Sharieff presents a comprehensive synopsis of the epidemiologic, clinical, histopathologic, and therapy of PAH. Next, Dimitar Sajkov, Bliegh Mupunga, Jeffrey J. Bowden, and Nikolai Petrovsky comprehensively review World Health Organization group III PH. The cellular and biochemical pathophysiology of PH are summarized by Rajamma Mathew. Specific mechanisms implicated in the pathogenesis of PH are presented by Junko Maruyama, Ayumu Yokochi, Erquan Zhang, Hirohumi Sawada, Kazuo Maruyama; and Aureliano Hernandez and Rafael A. Areiza. Jean Elwing and Ralph Panos discuss PH associated with acute thromboembolism. Mehdi Badidi and M Barek Naz discuss PH caused by chronic thromboembolic disease. Juan C. Grignola, Maria J. Ruiz-Cano, Juan P. Salisbury, Gabriela Pascal, Pablo Curbelo, and Pilar Escribano present the physiologic assessment of patients with chronic thromboembolic disease prior to surgical pulmonary endarterectomy and, finally, Henry Liu, Philip L. Kalarickal, Yiru Tong, Daisuke Inui, Michael J Yarborough, Kavitha A. Mathew, Amanda Gelineau, and Charles Fox comprehensively review the clinical perioperative evaluation and management of patients with PH due to chronic thromboembolic disease.

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Pulmonary HypertensionEdited by Jean Elwing

Published: July 17th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45912

ISBN: 978-953-51-1165-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7175-1

Copyright year: 2013

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3 Crossref Citations

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1. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: An Overview

By Saleem Sharieff


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2. Pulmonary Hypertension in Chronic Lung Diseases and/or Hypoxia

By Dimitar Sajkov, Bliegh Mupunga, Jeffrey J. Bowden and Nikolai Petrovsky


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3. Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Hypertension

By Rajamma Mathew


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4. Nitric Oxide in Pathophysiology and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

By Junko Maruyama, Ayumu Yokochi, Erquan Zhang, Hirofumi Sawada and Kazuo Maruyama


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5. Angiogenesis and Pulmonary Hypertension

By Aureliano Hernández and Rafael A. Areiza


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6. Acute Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

By Jean M. Elwing and Ralph J. Panos


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7. Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

By Mehdi Badidi and M’Barek Nazi


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8. Assessment of Diagnostic Testing to Guide the Surgical Management of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

By Juan C Grignola, María José Ruiz-Cano, Juan Pablo Salisbury, Gabriela Pascal, Pablo Curbelo and Pilar Escribano-Subías


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9. Perioperative Considerations of Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

By Henry Liu, Philip L. Kalarickal, Yiru Tong, Daisuke Inui, Michael J. Yarborough, Kavitha A. Mathew, Amanda Gelineau, Alan D. Kaye and Charles Fox


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