Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

From Bench to Bedside

  • Yoshihiro¬†Fukumoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Fundamentals of Pulmonary Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Koichiro Tatsumi
      Pages 3-11
    3. Nobuhiro Tahara, Tomohisa Nakamura, Hidetoshi Chibana, Eita Kumagai, Yoichi Sugiyama, Munehisa Bekki et al.
      Pages 13-27
  3. Pathophysiology and Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Aleksandra Babicheva, Kimberly M. McDermott, Samuel C. Williams, Allison M. Yee, Swetaleena Dash, Marisela Rodriquez et al.
      Pages 31-54
    3. Kaori Oshima, Masahiko Oka
      Pages 55-65
    4. Kimio Satoh, Koichiro Sugimura, Hiroaki Shimokawa
      Pages 67-76
    5. Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Keiko Ohta-Ogo
      Pages 101-113
    6. Yoshihide Mitani
      Pages 115-124
  4. Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Satoshi Akagi
      Pages 127-138
    3. Hiroshi Watanabe, Quang-Kim Tran
      Pages 139-151
    4. Noriaki Emoto
      Pages 153-169
    5. Hiroshi Date
      Pages 171-182
  5. Treatment of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Hiromi Matsubara, Aiko Ogawa
      Pages 193-202
  6. Right Ventricular Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Kaoru Dohi, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
      Pages 217-236

About this book


This book focuses on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, Group 1) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH, Group 4) among the various groups of pulmonary hypertension (PH) whose classification was updated into five major categories at the 5th World Symposium held in Nice, France, in 2013. Readers will find recent progress, methods, and up-to-date information on PH mechanisms, diagnostic images, and treatment in the management of PH.
This volume, with contributions by leading researchers worldwide in the field , consists of five parts, starting with the fundamentals of PH, then pathophysiology and genetics, treatment, and right ventricular function.


Balloon pulmonary angioplasty CTEPH Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Endothelin Recepter Antagonist Hemodynamics Lung transplantation PAH Prostacycline Pulmonary arterial hypertension Pulmonary endoarterectomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshihiro¬†Fukumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineKurume University School of MedicineKurumeJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-839-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-840-3
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