Advances in the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Embolism

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 85

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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: pulmonary hypertension; pulmonary embolism; clinical cardiology; echocardiography; metabolism
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Cardiology Unit—P.O. “Pugliese”—A.O.U. “Renato Dulbecco”, Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: pulmonary hypertension; pulmonary embolism; interventional cardiology; echocardiography
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In your opinion, is pulmonary hypertension a rare disease? Furthermore, is pulmonary embolism a serious disease? Your answer would probably be immediately affirmative, but things are more complex! In fact, when we face and treat these two diseases, many doubts still accompany our decisions. For example, which initial treatment is preferable in the patient with newly diagnosed pulmonary hypertension? “Can we” or “should we” start with two drugs right away? If the patient has many comorbidities, how do we manage it?

Moreover, if a patient presents an acute pulmonary embolism with severe hemodynamic compromise, what type of thrombolysis do we perform (systemic or local)? If thrombolysis is not possible, should we ask for the intervention of a cardiac surgeon or interventional cardiologist?

The purpose of this Special Issue is to attempt finding the answers to these and other questions on the therapeutic management of patients with pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary embolism, based on the most recent and interesting scientific evidence.

Topics which will be welcomed in this Special Issue of Life include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; 
  • Future therapeutic perspectives of pulmonary arterial hypertension;
  • Treatment of groups 2, 3, and 4 pulmonary hypertension;
  • Treatment of acute pulmonary embolism;
  • Prevention of pulmonary embolism recurrence;
  • Percutaneous treatment of high-risk acute pulmonary embolism;
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications.

Dr. Egidio Imbalzano
Dr. Marco Vatrano
Guest Editors

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  • pulmonary hypertension
  • pulmonary embolism
  • therapy
  • cardiac imaging
  • artificial intelligence

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