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Pulmonary hypertension 

Pulmonary hypertension
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Pulmonary hypertension
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0038
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date: 14 October 2019

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) was previously classified into two categories: primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) and secondary pulmonary hypertension, depending on the presence or absence of identifiable causes or risk factors. In 2003, PH was reclassified to categories sharing similarities in pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical presentation, and therapeutic options (WHO classification, ...

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