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Pulmonary Circulation : Diseases and Their Treatment

3rd Edition, May 27, 2011

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Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , May 27, 2011

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  • Revision: 3rd Edition, May 27, 2011
  • Published Date: May 27, 2011
  • Status: Not Active, See comments below
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 735
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The consequences of disturbed function of the pulmonary circulation remain an enigma to most clinicians. There is disturbance of pulmonary circulatory function in nearly all cardiac and pulmonary disease, yet this is rarely recognized or treated. The reasons for this relative obscurity when compared, for example, with the systemic circulation, are clear. The pulmonary circulation is difficult to examine clinically and the tools we have for pulmonary circulatory measurement are either crude or invasive, or both. Even when we make invasive measurements with a cardiac catheter we only learn about the circulation in artificial surroundings (the catheter laboratory), in an unrepresentative position (supine on the table) and in a state of artificially restricted activity. Clearly, we need clinical measurement techniques that will allow us to pursue pulmonary circulatory function in all states of human activity both in normal people and those with cardiorespiratory disease. These are coming, but even now we know much about the pulmonary circulation that can help us in looking after patients in the ward and in the intensive care unit. Fortunately, there has been a great deal of research into the structure and function of the pulmonary circulation. We already understand much of its physiology and pathophysiology and, recently, a number of effective therapies have been developed, tested and put into clinical use with great effect. In this book, a distinguished group of authors, most of whom have a clinical background, have presented what is known about the pulmonary circulation in a readable and, more importantly, clinically relevant fashion, so that it can be understood by practising physicians. This is the third edition, with many completely new sections but a similar though more clinically orientated format. The book has been written especially with the busy clinician in mind, particularly those in respiratory medicine, cardiology, pediatrics and intensive care. It has been deliberately structured so that a subject can be appreciated at any level from the purely clinical right down to the biochemical. This allows the reader to start with a chapter about a particular clinical issue but, if interested, to pursue that subject from clinical to physiological to biochemical level as he or she desires. Each chapter stands alone, so some repetition is inevitable, for which we make no apology, but this hierarchy of structure will, we hope, make the book accessible without diminishing the quality of the information that is presented.

For the 3rd edition of Pulmonary Circulation we have included the latest clinical, pathophysiological and pathological research on pulmonary circulatory disorders. We have also included the new classification and all the recommendations from the World Conference on Pulmonary Circulation at Dana Point California in 2008 and the latest guidelines from the ESC/ERS published in 2009.

We hope that Pulmonary Circulation will remain, in this third edition, a useful reference for the pulmonary hypertension specialist as well as Pulmonologists, Cardiologists and Intensive Care physicians.