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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

ISBN: 9780199572632
ISBN: 9780199572632

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  • Written by highly respected UK and World experts within the pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) field this comprehensive but concise guide includes the basics of aetiology, clinical course, diagnosis and management of PAH including summary tables, schematic figures and contemporary references for further reading.
  • Helpful key points at the start of each chapter

This concise pocketbook provides an easily accessible resource on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) for medical professionals (senior and trainees), nurses and allied disciplines. PAH is not any longer an orphan disease, nor is it associated with a grave prognosis and premature death (as it used to be the case a decade or two ago). Patients with PAH should enjoy improved survival and quality of life, provided that an early -and not late- diagnosis is made combined with timely initiation of advanced therapy in specialized/designated tertiary centres.

This comprehensive text incorporates PAH expertise from the UK and the rest of the world. The book outlines the key points with respect to the latest classification, pathobiology, genetics, clinical assessment of the patient with suspected PAH and the role of imaging. There are specific chapters addressing different PAH aetiologies, namely idiopathic PAH, thromboembolic PAH, PAH related to connective tissue disease, congenital heart disease (Eisenmenger complex), respiratory disease and other unusual causes. Last, but not least, the book addresses counselling, contraception and the latest therapy for the challenging area of pregnancy and PAH, which is still associated with a high maternal mortality risk.

The main objective of the book is to increase awareness of PAH, promote rapid diagnostic work up and timely specialist referral so that effective therapy is made available as early as possible to all patients with suspected or known PAH. Physicians -senior or Junior, nurse or other health care professional – whether senior or junior – who may encounter patients with PAH has much to gain from this book.

Readership: Medical professionals (senior and Junior) and medical students, nurses, allied health professionals, working in the field (such as echo technicians, exercise physiologists, physiotherapists etc)


1: Natali A.Y. Chung and Michael A. Gatzoulis: Classification of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Current Therapeutic Approach
2: Lan Zhao, Chien-Nien Chen, Zhenguo Zhai and Martin R. Wilkins: Pathobiology of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
3: Rajiv D. Machado and Richard C. Trembath: Genetics
4: Alexander R. Opotowsky and Michael J. Landzberg: Clinical Assessment of the Patient with Suspected PAH and the Role of Cardiac Catheterization
5: Mark D. Hiatt and Craig S. Broberg: Imaging of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
6: Stephen F. Crawley and Andrew J. Peacock: Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
7: David P. Jenkins, Nicholas W. Morrell, Karen Sheares and Joanna Pepke-Zaba: Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
8: Benji E. Schreiber, Christopher J. Valerio and J. Gerry Coghlan: Connective Tissue Disease Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
9: Konstantinos Dimopoulos and Georgios Giannakoulas: Eisenmenger Complex
10: Tamera Jo Corte and S. John Wort: Respiratory Causes of Pulmonary Hypertension
11: Sara Goletto, Ryo Inuzuka and Koichiro Niwa: Other Causes of Pulmonary Hypertension
12: Elizabeth Bédard: Pregnancy and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension