Pulmonary Circulation provides physicians with a better understanding of the structure, function and pathophysiology of the pulmonary circulation. It provides comprehensive coverage from diagnosis and clinical evaluation of patients with pulmonary hypertension to imaging techniques, disorders and treatment.
This new edition incorporates the latest clinical, pathophysiological and pathological research on pulmonary circulatory disorders. In particular, it provides greater emphasis on the role of the right ventricle in pulmonary vascular disease, updated knowledge on pathobiology and genetics, and includes new material related to imaging and other diagnostic modalities.
This edition also reflects new classifications and all the recommendations from the 2013 World Conference on Pulmonary Circulation as well as current guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology and the European Respiratory Society.
Thoroughly updated to keep up with the brisk pace of discovery and emerging therapies, the book remains an essential resource by providing a balance between scientific review and clinically relevant guidelines for the busy practicing physician.
Table of Contents
Physiology and Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Circulation and Right Heart. Pathobiology of Pulmonary Vascular Disease and Right Ventricular Failure. Clinical Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension. Group 1: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Drug and Nondrug Treatment of Group 1 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Group 2: Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Left Heart Conditions. Group 3: Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Hypoxia, Hypoventilation, and Lung Disease. Group 4: Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. Pulmonary Hypertension with Unclear and/or Multifactorial Mechanisms. Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Pulmonary Circulation In Critical Care. Pulmonary Circulation in Environmental Stress. Pulmonary Arterio-Venous Malformations and Shunts. Pulmonary Vascular Tumors and Pulmonary Vasculitis.
Andrew J. Peacock, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK
Robert Naeije, The Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Lewis J. Rubin, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA
Praise for previous editions:
"This book is at the vanguard of its type in the field of pulmonary circulation, and it achieves the editors' ambitious goal of providing a balance between scientific review and clinically relevant comprehensive guidelines for the busy practising physician."
—New England Journal of Medicine