Pulmonary hypertension

E. Lin, Alain Vuylsteke

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Introduction Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) can be associated with a variety of both pulmonary and extrapulmonary diseases. Acute PHT in critical care may often be secondary to conditions such as acute respiratory failure, left heart failure and pulmonary embolism, or due to decompensation of chronic PHT by concurrent pulmonary or cardiovascular disease. Patients with chronic PHT can also be admitted to critical care for the treatment of other conditions, or as part of their perioperative management. Some are admitted because they have benefited from a specific operation to treat the underlying pulmonary condition (lung transplantation, pulmonary endarterectomy).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCore Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care
EditorsAndrew Klein, Alain Vuylsteke, Samer A.M. Nashef
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781139062381
ISBN (Print)9780521872836
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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