Approach to patients with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.

  title={Approach to patients with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Paul R. Forfia},
  journal={Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={9 4},
  • Paul R. Forfia
  • Published 2007 in
    Current treatment options in cardiovascular…
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), defined as a mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 25 mm Hg, is not a diagnosis, but rather the physiologic consequence of the interaction between pulmonary blood flow, pulmonary vascular impedance, and downstream pulmonary venous pressure. The diagnosis and appropriate treatment of PH in patients with or without heart failure (HF) requires an understanding of the underlying pathogenesis, whether it be due to increased pulmonary venous pressure, increased… CONTINUE READING

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