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PAH associated with chronic haemolytic anaemias

Clive Handler and Gerry Coghlan

in Pulmonary Hypertension

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Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199572564
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191755590 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572564.003.024

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

PAH associated with chronic haemolytic anaemias

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Introduction - Sickle cell disease - Pathophysiology of SCD - Diagnosis of SCD - Sickling crises (painful crisis) and the less common haemolytic, sequestration, and aplastic crises - Management of sickle cell crisis - Acute chest crisis - Sickling and NO resistance - Prevalence of PH in SCD - Proposed mechanisms of PAH in SCD - Pathophysiology of PH and PAH in SCD - Long-term management of SCD - Prevention of SCD - Treatment of PAH associated with haemoglobinothies

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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