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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease in the middle-aged.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4012048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVO) is an uncommon cause of pulmonary hypertension which is difficult to diagnose without histology. We report 3 cases of histologically confirmed PVO. Our patients were all middle-aged or older, and 1 had spontaneous improvement in his symptoms suggesting that PVO may occur more commonly among older adults than previously believed and that indolent forms of the disease may exist. As new therapeutic approaches to the various entities causing pulmonary hypertension are developed, it is increasingly important to determine precisely which condition is present in a given patient.
J Glassroth; D W Woodford; C B Carrington; E A Gaensler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0025-7931     ISO Abbreviation:  Respiration     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-19     Completed Date:  1985-08-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137356     Medline TA:  Respiration     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery
Pulmonary Veins* / pathology,  radiography
Respiratory Function Tests
Vascular Diseases / complications,  pathology,  radiography
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