2000

Acute Pulmonary Embolism

A Challenge for Hemostasiology

ISBN: 978-3-642-51192-9 (Print) 978-3-642-51190-5 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII

  2. Thrombophilia and thrombogenesis

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      Pages 1-20

      The molecular mechanisms of inherited thrombophilia

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      Pages 21-27

      Hypercoagulative syndrome: Molecular markers for the identification of cardiovascular patients at risk

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      Pages 29-41

      Clinical implications of the new understanding of thrombophilia

  3. The clinical syndrome of acute pulmonary embolism

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      Pages 43-50

      Mechanisms of ventilation-perfusion mismatch and hemodynamic alterations in acute and chronic pulmonary embolism

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      Pages 51-58

      Clinical course and prognosis of acute pulmonary embolism

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      Pages 59-66

      Clinical implications of a patent foramen ovale in patients with massive pulmonary embolism

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      Pages 67-72

      The value of echocardiography in the diagnostic work-up of patients with suspected acute pulmonary embolism

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      Pages 73-81

      Scintigraphy-ventilation/perfusion scanning and imaging of the embolus

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      Pages 83-94

      MR-angiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism

  4. Anticoagulation and fibrinolysis

    1. Anticoagulation

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        Pages 95-122

        Mechanism of blood coagulation. Newer aspects of anticoagulant and antithrombotic therapy

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        Pages 123-130

        Low molecular weight heparins — Pharmacological principles and indications in clinical practice

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        Pages 131-142

        Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

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        Pages 143-153

        New developments in the thrombolytic therapy of venous thrombosis

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        Pages 155-160

        The risk of recurrent venous thromboembolic disease — implications for treatment

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        Pages 161-174

        A randomized trial of the effect of low molecular weight heparin vs. warfarin on mortality in the long-term treatment of proximal vein thrombosis

      Fibrinolysis

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        Pages 175-182

        Thrombolytic therapy in pulmonary embolism. Which patients should be treated, which regimen should be used?

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        Pages 183-191

        Thrombolytic treatment of pulmonary embolism: Life-saving option or unacceptable risk?

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        Pages 193-199

        Surgical treatment of acute pulmonary embolism