Pulmonary Vascular Disease
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Focusing on clinical decision making, this new reference provides current, comprehensive coverage of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary hypertension and vasculitis, as well as other related health issues. A structured diagnostic approach enables you to determine underlying etiology, then guides you to appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutic options, based upon their potential risks and benefits. Over 400 illustrations depict variations of pulmonary hypertension that are essential for successful identification and optimal management outcomes.Table of Contents
- Discusses indepth the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies used in the treatment of pulmonary vascular disease—including the benefits and risks of each—allowing for more informed care decisions.
- Includes abundant algorithms that guide you through the clinical management of pulmonary hypertension, vasculitis, tumors, and high altitude pulmonary edema.
- Offers multiple CT scans of patients depicting variations of PH and VT, essential for accurate diagnosis.
- Presents key points, pitfalls, and other key information in textboxes for fast and convenient reference.
By Jess Mandel, MD, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum, The University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa; and Darren Taichman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Presbyterian Medical Center; Associate Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA