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Charalampopoulos A, Raphael C, Gin-Sing W. Diagnosing and managing pulmonary hypertension. Practitioner 2012;256 (1756):21-25

Diagnosing and managing pulmonary hypertension

12 Dec 2012Pais-up subscribers

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined as an increase in mean pulmonary arterial pressure ≥ 25 mmHg at rest as assessed invasively by right heart catheterisation. It can affect patients at any age and presents with non-specific symptoms. Accurate diagnosis is important as while PH is a potentially lethal disease it is treatable. Identification of the cause of PH is crucial to ensure that the patient receives appropriate management.

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