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Pulmonary hypertension 

Pulmonary hypertension
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Pulmonary hypertension
Author(s):

Juan Carlos Kaski

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199557462.003.0124
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date: 09 April 2020

Introduction 308

Investigations/diagnosis 308

Classification/prognosis 309

Treatment 310

Clinical trials 314

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by an increase in BP in the lung vasculature that leads to shortness of breath, dizziness, syncope, chest pain, and other symptoms, all of which are exacerbated by exertion. PH can be a severe condition with a markedly reduced exercise tolerance and lead to heart failure and death....

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