Pulmonary Hypertension and Systemic Diseases

Author(s): Rossella Paolini , Michela Armigliato , Sergio Zamboni .

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets - Inflammation & Allergy

Volume 3 , Issue 4 , 2004

Abstract:

Secondary pulmonary hypertension (sPH) may develop as a result of few systemic diseases as endocrine diseases, HIV infection, collagen diseases, liver and hematological disorders. In this review we discuss the role of systemic diseases in inducing PH starting from a pathological classification.

Keywords: endothelial nitric oxide synthase, calcitonin, copd, endothelin-1, vasoconstrictor, growth hormone, hiv, myeloid metaplasia

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VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2004
Page: [459 - 467]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1568010042634613
Price: $58

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