Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension by James R. Klinger, Robert P. Frantz

By James R. Klinger, Robert P. Frantz

This publication presents an summary of pulmonary hypertensive illnesses, the present realizing in their pathobiology, and a modern method of analysis and therapy. It discusses the definition and class of those issues and the epidemiology of pulmonary arterial high blood pressure (PAH); explores the method of analysis and overview through tools resembling echocardiography, correct middle catheterization, and cardiopulmonary workout trying out; describes the key drug sessions used to regard PAH and the mobile signaling pathways that they aim in addition to adjunct and investigative remedies; and highlights detailed events which are fairly difficult within the administration of PAH. Written through specialists of their respective fields, Diagnosis and administration of Pulmonary Hypertension is a useful source for pulmonologists, cardiologists, and practitioners in inner medication and important care.

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More recently, Benfluorex, a benzoate ester that shares structural and pharmacologic characteristics with dexfenfluramine and fenfluramine, has also been associated with the development of PAH. The active and common metabolite of each of these molecules is norfenfluramine, which itself has a chemical structure similar to that of the amphetamines. Given its pharmacological properties, benfluorex would be expected to have similar toxic effects to the fenfluramine derivatives [21, 22]. An outbreak of valvular heart disease and/or PAH induced by benfluorex use was identified by the French PH network from June 1999 to March 2011 and included 85 cases of PAH.

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