Focuses on all stages of pulmonary embolism, starting with acute and ending with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
Provides an depth assessment of up-to-date treatment options, including novel endovascular techniques
Written by a unique multidisciplinary group of expert authors
Part of the book series: Respiratory Medicine (RM)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of all stages of pulmonary embolism, starting with acute and ending with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is responsible for 150-250,000 hospitalizations and 60-100,000 deaths each year in the United States, making it the third most common cause of cardiovascular death. Acute PE spans a wide spectrum of clinical outcomes mainly based on the right ventricle’s (RV) capacity to tolerate strain. There have been many recent advances in the field of PE, including guidelines on classification and risk stratification, anticoagulation, as well as evolving areas in treatment options and follow up.
The text begins with a review of the epidemiology and risk factors for PE. Chapters then delve into reviewing the decision pathways based on PE severity and treatment options, including the use of oral anticoagulation, systemic and catheter-directed thrombolysis, mechanical and surgical thrombectomy, and hemodynamic support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The text then focuses on post-PE complications such as post-PE syndrome, chronic thromboembolic disease, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).
This is an ideal guide for providers of lung health, including pulmonary and critical care physicians, cardiologists, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons. Physician-trainees, physician assistants, nurses and respiratory therapists with interest in pulmonary disorders, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary embolism, critical care or pulmonary hypertension will also find great value in this comprehensive guide.
- pulmonary embolism
- venous thromboembolism
- chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
- pulmonary hypertension
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA
Gustavo A. Heresi
About the editors
Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD, MS is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also Director of the UPMC Acute Pulmonary Embolus (PE) Program and the UPMC Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Program.
Gustavo A. Heresi, MD, MS is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, as well as the Director of the Pulmonary Vascular and CTEPH Program in the Respiratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Book Title: Pulmonary Embolism
Book Subtitle: From Acute PE to Chronic Complications
Editors: Belinda Rivera-Lebron, Gustavo A. Heresi
Series Title: Respiratory Medicine
Publisher: Humana Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-51735-9Published: 29 August 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-51738-0Published: 29 August 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-51736-6Published: 28 August 2020
Series ISSN: 2197-7372
Series E-ISSN: 2197-7380
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: VIII, 218
Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour