Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

Jul 27, 2016 by in GENERAL Comments Off on Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Dunbar Ivy Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients (1,2,3). Advances in understanding the pathobiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)…

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Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Hypertension

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Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Hypertension Marlene Rabinovitch Rachel K. Hopper Introduction This chapter addresses the pathophysiologic mechanisms leading to pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital heart defects and other disease-related or idiopathic…

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Safety and Quality in the Heart Center

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Safety and Quality in the Heart Center Anthony Y. Lee Tom Taghon Richard McClead Wallace Crandall Terrance Davis Richard J. Brilli Introduction Much Quality, Safety, and Continuous Quality Improvement (QI)…

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Pericardial Diseases

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Pericardial Diseases Jonathan N. Johnson Frank Cetta Anatomy and Physiology The pericardium is comprised of two principal layers, the visceral pericardium and the parietal pericardium. The visceral pericardium, or epicardium,…

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome James S. Tweddell George M. Hoffman Nancy S. Ghanayem Michele A. Frommelt Kathleen A. Mussatto Stuart Berger Epidemiology and Etiology Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) makes…

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Cardiac Tumors

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Cardiac Tumors Gerald Ross Marx Adrian M. Moran History of Cardiac Tumors Columbus, a noted pathologist, recorded the first description of a cardiac tumor in 1562 (1). Subsequently, the first…

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Pharmacology

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Pharmacology Jonathan B. Wagner Gregory L. Kearns Michael Artman Introduction The use of drugs for patient treatment carries a single therapeutic imperative: namely, selecting the best drug and administering it…

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