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From The CriticsReviewer: Gary A Daniel, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This serves as a guide to the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This update to 2005 now has Geoff Strange, an expert in the field, as a coauthor with Simon Stewart.
Purpose: The aim of this book is to introduce healthcare providers in the community to the importance of detecting potentially hidden pulmonary hypertension and subsequently referring those patients for treatment.
Audience: This book targets physicians in training, primary care providers, and subspecialists in pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases.
Features: The first of the six chapters is an introduction that gives an overview of PAH and outlines the aims of the book, while chapter two discusses the background and epidemiology. Chapters three and four deal with pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis, respectively. Chapter five discusses outcomes and treatment strategies for PAH and chapter six examines screening and management. The graphs and tables are easy to comprehend and complemented by succinct captions. The information boxes in each chapter are a strength of this book.
Assessment: The authors meet their objectives with this book that offers an excellent guide to the evaluation and treatment of patients with PAH.