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Pulmonary arterial hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18195582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is important for the general internist to maintain a high degree of suspicion for pulmonary hypertension in appropriate cases. This article reviews the definition and classification of pulmonary hypertension, epidemiology and risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic approach, and treatment strategies. Multiple effective therapies now exist for pulmonary arterial hypertension, and thus early diagnosis and referral will translate into meaningful survival and better lives for our patients.
Kristin B Highland
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  335     ISSN:  0002-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-15     Completed Date:  2008-03-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Biological Markers / blood
Blood Pressure
Hypertension, Pulmonary* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 0/Biological Markers

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