Characterization of pulmonary venous hypertension patients with reactive pulmonary hypertension as compared to proportional pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Berger2012CharacterizationOP,
  title={Characterization of pulmonary venous hypertension patients with reactive pulmonary hypertension as compared to proportional pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Gidon Berger and Emilia Hardak and Waleed A. Obaid and Beatrice Shaham and Shemi Carasso and A. v. Marilaun Kerner and Mordechai Yigla and Zaher S. Azzam},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={494-8}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with pulmonary venous hypertension (PVH) secondary to left heart disease can be further classified according to their hemodynamic profile: pulmonary hypertension (PH) in proportion to the pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) and PH out of proportion to the PCWP or reactive PH. Currently, there are no measures that enable prediction of the development of reactive PH in patients with left heart disease. OBJECTIVES In this study, we aim to characterize PVH patients with… CONTINUE READING