Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

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Lewis J. Rubin, Stuart Rich
Taylor & Francis, Nov 6, 1996 - Medical - 384 pages
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Detailing state-of-the-art developments in the various aspects of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), this practical reference explores the history, most current scientific concepts, and treatments of this disease.

Includes new advances not yet formally published!

Written by nearly 30 of the top international experts in the field, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • addresses the general histological features of the normal and hypertensive pulmonary vasculature and the pathology of PPH
  • discusses etiological possibilities of pathogenesis, common morphological features, and findings in experimental models
  • examines risks factors for PPH and looks separately at familial PPH and PPH in children
  • presents an approach to the differential diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, emphasizing the recognition of PPH
  • elucidates the invasive and noninvasive modalities available for obtaining qualitative and quantitative hemodynamic data for the diagnosis of PPH
  • covers a variety of therapeutic options
  • and much more!
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