Table of Contents

The Pulmonary Circulation.
Epidemiology and Disease Classification of Pulmonary Hypertension.
Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension.
Pulmonary Hypertension In Chronic Heart And Lung Disease.
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension.
Schistosomiasis- Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Approach to the Patient with Elevated Pulmonary Arterial Pressure.
Echocardiography.
Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Right Heart Catheterization.
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Pulmonary Hypertension.
Adjunct Therapy and Calcium Channel Blockers.
Prostacyclin Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Endothelin Receptor Antagonists.-Modulation Of cGMP Synthesis And Metabolism.
Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Investigative Therapies in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Pulmonary Hypertension In Critically Ill Patients.
Perioperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension. This book provides an overview of pulmonary hypertensive diseases, the current understanding of their pathobiology, and a contemporary approach to diagnosis and treatment. It discusses the definition and classification of these disorders and the epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); explores the approach to diagnosis and evaluation via methods such as echocardiography, right heart catheterization, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing; describes the major drug classes used to treat PAH and the cell signaling pathways that they target as well as adjunct and investigative therapies; and highlights special situations that are particularly challenging in the management of PAH. Written by experts in their respective fields, Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension is a valuable resource for pulmonologists, cardiologists, and practitioners in internal medicine and critical care. .