Pulmonary Embolism: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


Nicole J. Wright (Editor)
Andrew Smith (Editor)

Series: Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases and Disorders
BISAC: HEA039080

Pulmonary embolism (PE) presents a blockage of the pulmonary artery (PA) by material (i.e., thrombus, air, fat, amniotic fluid, tumor, or foreign body) that originated elsewhere. PE may range from small emboli discovered incidentally to massive emboli causing immediate hemodynamic instability. In this book, the authors discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment for pulmonary embolism. Topics include parenteral anticoagulant therapy; incidence and predictors in acute intraoperative pulmonary thromboembolism; surgical management of PE; technical and clinical aspects of MRI for pulmonary embolism; and radiological imaging with cement as a causative factor in PE. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Parenteral Anticoagulants in Pulmonary Embolism: Contemporary Overview
(Goran Koracevic, Department for Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Center Nis, Medical Faculty, University of Nis, Serbia)

Acute Intraoperative Pulmonary Embolism
(Arun L. Jayaraman, Tetsuro Sakai, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Surgical Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism
(Ryan Perera, AmitModi, Sunil K. Ohri, Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, University hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pulmonary Embolism: A Review of Technical and Clinical Aspects
(Vasco Heredia, Miguel Ramalho, Sérgio Duarte, Richard C. Semelka, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA, and others)

Pulmonary Embolism: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
(Tod C. Engelhardt, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, Lousiana, USA)

Follow-Up of Pulmonary Emboli Caused by Cement with Radiological Imaging
(Roberto Fornell Pérez, Yeray, González-González, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular, Materno Infantil, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

Pulmonary Embolism from Molecular Basis to Clinical Practice
(Carlos Jerjes-Sanchez, Instituto de Cardiologia y Medicina Vascular, Centro Médico Zambrano Hellion, Tec Salud del Sistema Tecnológico de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and others)

Echocardiography in Pulmonary Embolism
(Hamid Shokoohi, Keith S. Boniface, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC, U.S.A.)

Cardiac Pathology in Cases of Fatal Pulmonary Thromboembolism
(T. Fracasso, A. Schmeling, H. Pfeiffer, P. Mangin, University Center of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland, and others)

Current Status of Mechanical Breakdown and Intra Pulmonary Thrombolysis in Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism
(Bishav Mohan, Shibba Takkar Chhabra, Hero DMC Heart Institute, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, India)



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