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Pulmonary hypertension associated with left-sided heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22748905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized hemodynamically by significantly elevated pulmonary artery pressure, which if sustained can result in clinical deterioration due to progressive right-sided heart failure and death. Establishing the etiology of PH in a patient before treatment is imperative. Effective evidence-based therapeutic agents for treating PH have been developed. However, appropriately powered, randomized trials in PH associated with left-sided heart failure are sparse, and those that have been performed have shown no benefit or harm. An improved understanding of the pathophysiology, definition, and development of new therapies for treating PH associated with left-sided heart failure is urgently needed.
Authors:
Christopher F Barnett; Teresa De Marco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Clin     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.
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