Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism highlights traditional, novel, and evolving aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE). The contributors comprise an international team of experts, who have each made noteworthy contributions in this exciting field. Important aspects of diagnosis, risk stratification, and differential treatment of patients with PE are presented in a concise, yet comprehensive manner. Emphasis is placed on specific issues related to PE, including pregnancy, cancer, thrombophilia, and air travel. The authors critically review and interpret available data, and provide clear recommendations for diagnosis and therapeutic concerns in clinical management of PE patients.
Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism is organized in three precise sections - diagnosis, treatment, and special topics. Each section is up-to-date and detailed, and provides clear recommendations for diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to patients with PE in clinical practice. This practical volume is an essential starting point for future study for both medical students and established investigators.
Validated, evidence-based diagnostic algorithms
Modern therapeutic guidelines based on disease severity and relevant baseline parameters
Written by world-renowned clinicians, researchers, and academic leaders
Contents: Forward .... v Preface .... vii Contributors .... xi PART I: Diagnostic Approach to the Patient with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism 1. Clinical Probability and D-Dimer Testing by Philip S. Wells 2. Imaging of Acute Pulmonary Embolism by James G. Ravenel and U. Joseph Schoepf 3. The Search for Deep Vein Thrombosis: Evaluation of the Leg Veins by Jan Beyer and Sebastian M. Schellong 4. Risk Stratification of Pulmonary Embolism: Detection and Prognostic Impact of Right Ventricular Dysfunction by Stavros V. Konstantinides 5. Cardiac Biomarkers in the Diagnostic Workup of Pulmonary Embolism by Evangelos Giannitsis and Hugo A. Katus 6. Importance of a Patent Foramen Ovale by Annette Geibel, Manfred Zehender, and Wolfgang Kasper 7. Contemporary Diagnostic Algorithm for the Hemodynamically Stable Patient with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism by Arnaud Perrier 8. Contemporary Diagnostic Algorithm for the Hemodynamically Unstable Patient with Suspected Massive Pulmonary Embolism by Stavros V. Konstantinides PART II: Treatment and Secondary Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism 9. Heparin Anticoagulation by Graham F. Pineo and Russell D. Hull 10. Thrombolysis by Guy Meyer 11. Management of the Patient with Fulminant Pulmonary Embolism Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation by Fabian Spöhr and Bernd W. Böttiger 12. Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy by Ani C. Anyanwu and Lishan Aklog 13. Interventional Approaches to the Treatment of Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolism by Nils Kucher 14. Vitamin K Antagonists and Novel Oral Anticoagulants by Giancarlo Agnelli and Cecilia Becattini PART III: Specific Aspects 15. Hereditary and Acquired Thrombophilia by Hanno Riess 16. Venous Thromboembolism and Cancer by Paolo Prandoni, Anna Falanga, and Andrea Piccioli 17. Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy bySimon J. McRae and Shannon M. Bates 18. Venous Thromboembolism in the Era of Air Travel by Frédéric Lapostolle, Jean Catineau, Claude Lapandry, and Frédéric Adnet 19. Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension by Irene M. Lang and Walter Klepetko