Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Respiratory Disease

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Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication of many chronic respiratory diseases. The mechanisms contributing to the development of pulmonary hypertension in this context are multiple and go beyond chronic hypoxic vasoconstriction. Outcomes are universally worsened when pulmonary hypertension complicates chronic respiratory disease. Treatment strategies target the underlying disease, as pulmonary vasodilator therapy has proven largely ineffective in trials to date. This chapter summarizes current understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of pulmonary hypertension as it relates to a spectrum of chronic respiratory diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPanVascular Medicine, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783642370786
ISBN (Print)9783642370779
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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