Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Nicholas S. Hill
  • Harrison W. Farber

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology™ book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. C. William Hargett, Victor F. Tapson
    Pages 15-31
  3. Elisabeth Donlevy Willers, Ivan M. Robbins
    Pages 73-92
  4. Andrew C. Stone, James R. Klinger
    Pages 93-125
  5. Kimberly A. Fisher, Nicholas S. Hill, Harrison W. Farber
    Pages 145-171
  6. Victor J. Test, William R. Auger, Peter F. Fedullo
    Pages 199-230
  7. Nicholas S. Hill, Elizabeth S. Klings
    Pages 231-253
  8. Nicholas S. Hill, Todd F. Vardas, Vallerie McLaughlin
    Pages 255-281
  9. John L. Faul, Peter N. Kao, Toshihiko Nishimura, Arthur Sung, Hong Hu, Ronald G. Pearl
    Pages 321-336
  10. Todd Hirschtritt, M. Kathryn Steiner, Nicholas S. Hill
    Pages 337-362
  11. Antoine Vieillard-Baron, François Jardin
    Pages 363-382
  12. Christopher M. Carlin, Andrew J. Peacock
    Pages 405-430

About this book

Introduction

This timely volume addresses the areas of pathophysiology and therapy of pulmonary hypertension, which have seen exciting developments over the past decade. The discoveries of endothelin overexpression as well as prostacyclin and nitric oxide deficiency in association with pulmonary hypertension have led to important therapeutic insights. In addition, the identification of genes associated with pulmonary hypertension has just begun to open the door to new pathophysiologic insights. The new therapies have led to significant improvements in patient function, quality of life and survival.

This book will be of interest not only to cardiologists, pulmonary specialists and rheumatologists, but also many nurses and pharmacotherapists are becoming increasingly involved in the therapy of patients with pulmonary hypertension.

Keywords

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Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas S. Hill
    • 1
  • Harrison W. Farber
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of PulmonaryCritical Care and Sleep Medicine Tufts Medical CenterBoston
  2. 2.Pulmonary CenterBoston UniversityBoston

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-075-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press, Totowa, NJ 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-661-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-075-5
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