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Pharmacologic treatment of primary and secondary pulmonary hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2052469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A variety of diseases are associated with elevation of pressure within the pulmonary circulation. Pulmonary hypertension is considered a contributor to the morbidity and mortality associated with these conditions. An understanding of the pathophysiology and consequences of pulmonary hypertension is required when considering pharmacologic treatment. Information regarding the potential benefits and toxicities of the drug therapy for primary and secondary hypertension is necessary when considering the use of specific agents for an individual patients.
Authors:
G Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmacotherapy     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0277-0008     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharmacotherapy     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-19     Completed Date:  1991-07-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111305     Medline TA:  Pharmacotherapy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pharmacy Department, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Heart Diseases / complications
Humans
Hypertension, Pulmonary / drug therapy*,  etiology,  physiopathology
Prognosis
Pulmonary Circulation / physiology
Pulmonary Embolism / complications
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / complications
Vasoconstriction

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