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Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension

  • James R. Klinger
  • Robert P. Frantz

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Victor F. Tapson
    Pages 1-20
  3. Rogerio Souza, Carlos Jardim, Marc Humbert
    Pages 21-35
  4. Aaron W. Trammell, Anna R. Hemnes
    Pages 37-65
  5. Kara Goss, Tim Lahm
    Pages 67-92
  6. William R. Auger, Peter F. Fedullo
    Pages 115-142
  7. Rita de Cassia dos Santos Ferreira, Angela Pontes Bandeira, Ana Lúcia Coutinho Domingues
    Pages 143-163
  8. Jason S. Fritz, Harold I. Palevsky
    Pages 165-201
  9. Paul Forfia
    Pages 203-224
  10. Saurabh Rajpal, Yonatan Buber, Michael J. Landzberg
    Pages 225-264
  11. David M. Systrom, Aaron B. Waxman
    Pages 265-301
  12. Terence K. Trow
    Pages 303-321
  13. Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, Richard N. Channick
    Pages 341-354
  14. Kristen J. Bubb, Adrian J. Hobbs, James R. Klinger
    Pages 355-375
  15. Andrew T. Levinson, James R. Klinger
    Pages 377-396
  16. Hooman D. Poor, Corey E. Ventetuolo, Todd M. Bull
    Pages 413-436
  17. Yuliya B. Goldsmith, Natalia Ivascu, Dana McGlothlin, Paul M. Heerdt, Evelyn M. Horn
    Pages 437-464

About this book


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.   


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Editors and affiliations

  • James R. Klinger
    • 1
  • Robert P. Frantz
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA

About the editors

James R. Klinger, MD is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. He performed his residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is licensed and certified in internal medicine and critical care medicine. His teaching role includes being a lecturer in pulmonary pathophysiology as well as extensive hospital teaching roles at Rhode Island Hospital for house staff and pulmonary fellows. Klinger’s numerous publications can be viewed in Chest, the Journal of Applied Physiology, American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, and many more. His research concerns development of therapies to treat pulmonary hypertension as well as research in the field of blood clotting, which can be one cause of pulmonary hypertension. Klinger is an active speaker and expert in the field of pulmonary hypertension and has many speaking engagements across the country.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Editors James R. Klinger
    Robert P. Frantz
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2635-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5281-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-2636-7
  • Series ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7380
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 474
  • Number of Illustrations 45 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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