Fayez Kheir

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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension I. Problem/Condition. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined by a mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥25 mm Hg at rest, measured during right heart catheterization. PH may either be primary or secondary to cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, thrombotic causes, or primary arterial hypertension. Regardless of the cause, PH will lead to right ventricular failure and…

Pleural plaques/Mesothelioma

Inhalation exposure to asbestos causes malignant as well as non-malignant diseases of the chest. The spectrum of pleural diseases associated with exposure can range from pleural plaques to effusion and malignancy. Despite major awareness and enormous effort to control exposure, asbestos related diseases will continue because of disease latency and ongoing exposure. In this chapter,…

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