Pulmonary hypertension associated with lung diseases and hypoxemia

Michael J Cuttica*

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Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension that develops in the setting of underlying lung diseases such as COPD or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is associated with decreased functional status, worsening hypoxemia and quality of life, and increased mortality. This complication of lung disease is complex in its origin and carries a unique set of diagnostic and therapeutic issues. This review attempts to provide an overview of mechanisms associated with the onset of pulmonary hypertension in COPD and IPF, touches on appropriate evaluation, and reviews the state of knowledge on treating pulmonary hypertension related to underlying lung disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalHeart Failure Reviews
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • COPD
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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