Chapter

Pulmonary Hypertension

Nazzareno Galiè and Alessandra Manes

in The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566990
Published online August 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199572854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.024
Pulmonary                   Hypertension

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a haemodynamic and pathophysiological state that can be found in multiple clinical conditions which have been classified into six diagnostic groups with specific histological, clinical, and therapeutic features. Despite possible comparable elevations of pulmonary pressure in the different clinical groups, the underlying mechanisms, the diagnostic approaches, and the prognostic and therapeutic implications are completely different....

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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