About this book
- Comprehensive reference
The Textbook of Pulmonary Vascular Disease combines basic scientific knowledge on the pulmonary circulatory system at levels of the molecule, cell, tissue, and organ with clinical diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary vascular diseases. State-of-the-art techniques and their potential applications in research, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary vascular diseases are also covered.
Physicians, Surgeons, Clinical Scientists, Basic Scientists, Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care Practitioners, Postdoctoral Fellows, Medical and Graduate Students
Table of contents
The Pulmonary Circulation in the Human.- The Systemic Circulation in the Lung.- Structure and Physiological Function.- Pulmonary Vascular Tone, Vascular Reactivity, and Vascular Permeability.- Oxygen-Derived Radicals in the Lung.- Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis.- Coagulation, Thrombosis and Fibrinolysis.- Interactions of Pulmonary Vascular Cells with Circulating Blood Cells.- In Vivo and Genetic Animal Models.- Morphological, Functional and Regulatory Approaches.- Molecular Biological Techniques.- Genomic, Proteomic and Bioinformatical Approaches.- Stem Cells.- Clinical Research Approaches.- Hypoxia and Hyperoxia in the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension.- Pulmonary Vasoconstriction and Vascular Remodeling in Pulmonary Hypertension.- Endothelium and Thrombosis in the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension.- Pulmonary Edema.- Nomenclature, Classification and Epidemiology of Pulmonary Hypertension.- Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.- Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Associated with Congenital Heart Defects.- Pulmonary Venous Hypertension.- Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Hypoxia and Hypoxemia.- Pulmonary Hypertension due to Chronic Thrombotic and/or Embolic Disease.- Pulmonary Hypertension due to Disorders Directly Affecting the Pulmonary Vasculature.- Right Heart Dysfunction and Pulmonary Hypertension.- Other Disorders of the Pulmonary Circulation.- Diagnostic Approaches for Pulmonary Vascular Diseases.- Therapeutic Interventions for Pulmonary Vascular Diseases.- Surgical Approaches to Treatment of Pulmonary Vascular Diseases.- Surgical Approaches to Treatment of Cardiac Diseases Causing Pulmonary Hypertension.- Index.