The Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Hypertension in Left Heart Disease

    American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology, 2015, Pages ajplung.00146.2015-ajplung.00146.2015.

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    alveolar fluid clearanceendothelial functionleft heart diseasepulmonary hypertensionvascular remodeling

    Abstract:

    Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by elevated pulmonary arterial pressure leading to right-sided heart failure, and can arise from a wide range of etiologies. The most common cause of PH, termed Group 2 PH, is left-sided heart failure, and is commonly known as pulmonary hypertension with left heart disease (PH-LHD). Importantly...More

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