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Pulmonary hypertension 

Pulmonary hypertension
Chapter:
Pulmonary hypertension
Author(s):

Nicholas W. Morrell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.161502_update_002

Update:

Chapter reviewed – minor alterations made.

Updated on 29 Oct 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 17 December 2017

Symptoms of unexplained exertional breathlessness or symptoms out of proportion to coexistent heart or lung disease should alert the clinician to the possibility of pulmonary hypertension, and the condition should be actively sought in patients with known associated conditions, such as scleroderma, hypoxic lung disease, liver disease, or congenital heart disease. Heterozygous germ-line mutations in the gene encoding the bone morphogenetic protein type II receptor (...

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