"...the best book I've seen on this topic" -- William C. Roberts, MD, Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Cardiology, in a review of the first edition This second edition supplies the latest information on epidemiology, methods of diagnosis, preferred diagnostic pathways, new medications, and new recommendations for prophylaxis and treatment of pulmonary embolism and its immediate cause, deep vein thrombosis. Pulmonary Embolism, Second Edition, incorporates important data from the recent Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis II (PIOPED II), including: * new clinical observations * accuracy of multidetector computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism * recommendations for the use of various imaging tests according to the characteristics of the patient Every chapter of the book has been revised and updated, and 56 new chapters appear in this edition. Through the writing ability of its single author, the text remains as easy to read as it is to consult. This book is a timely reference and a dependable resource for in-depth information about pulmonary embolism.
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Author Biography - Paul D. Stein
Dr. Paul D. Stein is on the staff of St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland in Pontiac Michigan. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences in 1955 with a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Physics and Doctor of Medicine in 1959. Following residencies in internal medicine, he took fellowships in cardiology at the University of Cincinnati under Dr. Noble O. Fowler, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York (now Mt. Sinai Medical School) under Dr. Charles K. Fiedberg and at Harvard Medical School, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now Brigham and Women's Hospital) under Dr. Lewis Dexter. Dr. Dexter was a leader among early investigations of pulmonary embolism. Following fellowship, Dr. Stein became associate director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, and then he became director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and assistant professor of medicine at Creighton University. Following that he moved to the University of Oklahoma where he was director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and eventually Professor of Research Medicine. He moved to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 1976, as Director of Cardiovascular Research, and in 1994 became Medical Director of the Henry Ford Cardiac Wellness Center. He was also Professor of Medicine (Henry Ford Hospital) at Case Western University and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Oakland University. Dr. Stein moved to St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland in August 2000. He is presently Professor of Medicine on the Full Time Affiliate Faculty of Wayne State University. He is also Adjunct Professor of Medical Physics at Oakland University. Dr. Stein's major research in recent years has been in the field of venous thromboembolism. Dr. Stein initiated the PIOPED II national collaborative study and is national principal investigator and chairperson of the steering committee. The first edition of "Pulmonary Embolism" was published in 1996.written over 130 articles on pulmonary embolism from among 460 peer reviewed articles. He is a past president of the Laennec Society and of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an honor reserved for those who have made a significant contribution to the field of mechanical engineering. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, the Laureate Award of the American College of Physicians, Michigan Chapter and he is a Master Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.