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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Asthma
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Handler, Clive
ISBN 13: 
9780199582921
ISBN 10: 
0199582920
Category: 
ConsHlth: Asthma
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press
Format: 
Paperback
Status: 
Out of Print
Imprint: 
Oxford University Press
Affiliation: 
Consultant in Pulmonary Hypertension, Royal Free Hospital, London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University Col
Audience: 
Professional and scholarly
Dimensions: 
5.0 x 0.3 x 7.65 in
Pages: 
144
Weight: 
0.32
Retail Price: 
29.95
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Synopsis:
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a high blood pressure in the arteries that supply the lungs with blood. Patients with mild PAH, particularly young patients, may feel quite well and get breathless or tired only with vigorous exertion. Those with severe PAH may get breathless on minimal exertion and feel tired, exhausted and experience chest pain, forceful heart beats, dizzy turns, loss of appetite, and have swelling of the legs due to fluid retention. This book will help patients and their families understand what PAH is, and advise them on how to cope with their illness. In the UK patients with PAH are referred to one of the eight National Pulmonary Hypertension centres staffed by a team of specialist doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other staff who are experienced and expert in managing all aspects of the condition. Currently, the drugs used to treat the condition can be prescribed only by these specialists. The book will explain what the illness is and how it is treated in a reassuring and understandable way. The book will also be of interest to GPs, nurses and other related healthcare professionals.

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