Pulmonary arterial hypertension and cor pulmonale associated with chronic domestic woodsmoke inhalation.

@article{Sandoval1993PulmonaryAH,
  title={Pulmonary arterial hypertension and cor pulmonale associated with chronic domestic woodsmoke inhalation.},
  author={Julio Sandoval and Jorge Salas and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Mart{\'i}nez-Guerra and Arturo Gomez and Carlos Martinez and A L Portales and Alberto Palomar and Manuel Villegas and Roberto Barrios},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1993},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={12-20}
}
We describe the clinical, radiologic, functional, and pulmonary hemodynamic characteristics of a group of 30 nonsmoking patients with a lung disease that may be related to intense, long-standing indoor wood-smoke exposure. The endoscopic and some of the pathologic findings are also presented. Intense and prolonged wood-smoke inhalation may produce a chronic pulmonary disease that is similar in many aspects to other forms of inorganic dust-exposure interstitial lung disease. It affects mostly… CONTINUE READING