Definitions of PH and PAH

Clive Handler and Gerry Coghlan

in Pulmonary Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199572564
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191755590 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Definitions of PH and PAH

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PH and PAH - Normal value of mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) - Significance of mPAP 21–24mmHg - mPAP during exercise - Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) - Pre-capillary versus post-capillary PH - Post-capillary PH ‘out of proportion’ to that expected from PCWP

Chapter.  1200 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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