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Pulmonary Embolism - Takeshi Nakano

Pulmonary Embolism

By: Takeshi Nakano (Editor), Samuel Z. Goldhaber (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1999
ISBN: 9784431702382
Number Of Pages: 195

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Pulmonary embolism is a common but vexing illness. This text provides a contemporary overview of the most important issues from a Western and a Japanese perspective, providing the reader with knowledge of the epidemiology and molecular biology of the disease. The relationship between venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism is explored, and new findings are presented in the fields of echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging. The work also focuses on surgical intervention with acute embolectomy as well as updating thromboendarterectomy for chronic pulmonary embolism. The importance of primary and secondary prevention is emphasized in chapters addressing low molecular weight heparin and the inferior vena cava filter.

Overview of Pulmonary Embolismp. 3
Hereditary Thrombophilia Caused by Abnormality of the Anticoagulant Protein C Pathway: Prenatal Diagnosis of Compound Heterozygous Protein C Deficiency by Direct Detection of the Mutation Sitesp. 21
Activated Protein C Resistance, Factor V Leiden, and Venous Thromboembolismp. 37
Exploration of Pulmonary Embolic Sources in the Lower Limbs by Ultrasonographyp. 57
Echocardiography in Pulmonary Embolismp. 67
Pulmonary Magnetic Resonance Angiography for Detection of Pulmonary Embolismp. 81
Surgical and Transvenous Catheter Embolectomy for Acute Pulmonary Embolism: A Reviewp. 93
Clinicopathological Aspects of Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension with Special Reference to Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy in Japanp. 109
Emergent Pulmonary Embolectomy: The Efficacy of Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Support as a Bridge to Surgeryp. 117
Surgical Treatment for Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolism: Results from the Chiba University School of Medicinep. 127
Current Status of Thromboendarterectomy for Chronic Pulmonary Embolismp. 137
Low Molecular Weight Heparinsp. 161
Clinical Experience with Vena Caval Filtersp. 173
Subject Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9784431702382
ISBN-10: 4431702385
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 195
Published: 1999
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Japan
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48