Pulmonary hypertension in patients with chronic renal failure.

  title={Pulmonary hypertension in patients with chronic renal failure.},
  author={Yavuz Havlucu and Seyhun Kurşat and Cenk Ekmekçi and Pinar Çelik and Selim Serter and Ozgur Bayturan and G{\"u}lseren Dinç},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  volume={74 5},
BACKGROUND Many etiologies causing pulmonary hypertension (PH) have been reported, and one of the background disease seen with patients with PH is chronic renal failure (CRF); however, the pathogenesis of PH in this group of patients is not explained satisfactorily. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of unexplained PH among patients with CRF and to suggest possible etiologic factors. METHODS Two hundred and eleven patients with CRF were evaluated and the ones… CONTINUE READING