Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Pocketbook guide by Simon Stewart

By Simon Stewart

Pulmonary arterial high blood pressure (PAH) is a comparatively infrequent yet most likely life-threatening disorder. In such a lot kinds, the affliction might be clinically determined past due and is linked to innovative medical deterioration and untimely demise. A Clinician's consultant to Pulmonary Arterial high blood pressure, moment Edition complements the final PAH information of the broader medical neighborhood and descriptions the necessity for better screening, analysis, and remedy. issues include:

  • Disease historical past and epidemiology
  • Basics of sickness pathophysiology
  • Clinical profile and analysis
  • Treatment recommendations
  • Screening and administration of PAH

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Weitzenblum E, Sautegeau A, Ehrhart M. Long-term oxygen therapy can reverse the progression of pulmonary hypertension in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am Rev Respir Dis 1985; 131:493–8. 74. Royal College of Physicians Working Party. Domiciliary oxygen therapy services . London: Royal College of Physicians, 1999. 75. Bowyer JJ, Busst CM, Denison DM, et al. Effect of long term oxygen treatment at home in children with pulmonary vascular disease. Br Heart J 1986; 55:385–90. 76.

Inhaled prostacyclin is safe, effective, and affordable in patients with pulmonary hypertension, right heart dysfunction, and refractory hypoxemia after cardiothoracic surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2004; 127:1058–67. 113. Vachiery JL, Naeije R. Treprostinil for pulmonary hypertension. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2004; 2:183–91. References 44 114. Paramothayan NS, Lasserson TJ, Wells AU, Walters EH. Prostacyclin for pulmonary hypertension. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2002; (3):CD002994. 115. McLaughlin V, Sitbon O, Rubin LJ, et al.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2004; 127:1058–67. 113. Vachiery JL, Naeije R. Treprostinil for pulmonary hypertension. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2004; 2:183–91. References 44 114. Paramothayan NS, Lasserson TJ, Wells AU, Walters EH. Prostacyclin for pulmonary hypertension. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2002; (3):CD002994. 115. McLaughlin V, Sitbon O, Rubin LJ, et al. The effect of first-line bosentan on survival of patients with primary pulmonary hypertension. Abstract presented at the American Thoracic Society Annual Congress 2003.

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