Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Stuart Rich*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH), an abnormal elevation in pulmonary artery pressure, may be the result of left heart failure, pulmonary parenchymal or vascular disease, thromboembolism, or a combination of these factors. Whether the PH arises from cardiac, pulmonary, or intrinsic vascular disease, it generally is a feature of advanced disease. Because the causes of PH are so diverse, it is essential that the etiology underlying the PH be clearly determined before embarking on treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLung Transplantation
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781439802571
ISBN (Print)9780429092558
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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