Jean Elwing

University of Cincinnati United States of America

Jean Elwing, M.D. completed her undergraduate and medical education at Saint Louis University in 1997. She remained at Saint Louis University and completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2001. She received her fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. In January 2007 she joined the faculty in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Her clinical and research focus is pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension.

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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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