Primary pulmonary hypertension. Current update

S. Rich, B. H. Brundage

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Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a term currently used to define the presence of pulmonary hypertension of unexplained etiology. Although the disease entity was recognized in the early 1900s, it was not until 1951 that Dresdale coined the term primary pulmonary hypertension, which is used today. The purpose of this update is to review the salient features of PPH and highlight some future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2252-2254
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Issue number17
StatePublished - Oct 11 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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