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Pulmonary Hypertension 

Pulmonary Hypertension
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Pulmonary Hypertension
Author(s):

Nazzareno Galiè

and Alessandra Manes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.024
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date: 22 August 2019

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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