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  • The Treatment Of Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Treatments in Pulmonary Hypertension Brooke Throckmorton Kettering College Abstract This paper discusses some of the different medications used in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. There are six different articles being used for each the medications, and other basic information pertaining to pulmonary hypertension. The articles discuss studies performed on the drugs to demonstrate their effectiveness on pulmonary hypertension. The articles exhibit important information about

  • Types And Classifications Of Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Abstract Pulmonary hypertension is a disease that without treatment becomes progressively worse until a patient dies. It is characteristically a disease of young adults, but may occur all across the lifespan making this disease even more devastating.1 Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by elevated intrapulmonary pressures which cause dynamic changes to the cardiovascular system of the affected individual. The adequate functioning of the cardiovascular system is vital to the survival of the

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension ( Ph )

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    Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) belong to group 1 in the classification of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). It is a chronic progressive disease caused by narrowing of the minor pulmonary arteries due to vascular proliferation and remodeling. Figure 1: Changes occur in blood vessels in PAH. The estimated prevalence for PAH is 15-50 cases per million although it is a rare disease. The female to male ratio is 1.7:1 with higher prevalence between 30-40 years old. To date there are 52 cases

  • Anatomy Of The Pulmonary, Coronaries And Veins

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    Anatomy Of The pulmonary, Coronaries and aorta arteries Gross anatomy The heart and great vessels are roughly in the middle of the thorax, being surrounded laterally and posteriorly by the lungs and anteriorly by the sternum and the central part of the thoracic cage. The heart acts a twofold, self-modifying suction and pressure pump, the parts of which work in union to push blood to all parts of the body. The right half of the heart (right heart) gets ineffectively oxygenated (venous) blood

  • Causes And Treatment Of Pulmonary Edema

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    Abstract Pulmonary edema can be divided into two categories, cardiogenic and non-cardiogenic. Both of these can be life threatening if not treated on time. One of the main characteristics of this disease is the increased fluid in the interstitial spaces and alveoli in the lungs. Cardiogenic pulmonary edema as the name implies, is cause by heart failure. The most common type of heart failure seen with cardiogenic pulmonary edema is left ventricular failure also known as congestive heart failure (CHF)

  • Venous Thromboembolism And Pulmonary Embolism

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    Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is reognised as the leading cause of preventable in-hospital mortality. DVT is the formation of blood clots in a deep vein- usually the large veins in the leg or pelvis. The most serious complication of a DVT is that the clot could dislodge and travel to the lungs, becoming a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs, pulmonary embolism. When a blood clot breaks loose and travels in the blood, this is

  • The Cause And Causes Of Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Introduction Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure within the arteries in your lungs (pulmonary arteries). It is different from having high blood pressure elsewhere in your body, such as blood pressure that is measured with a blood pressure cuff. Pulmonary hypertension makes it harder for blood to flow through the lungs. As a result, the heart must work harder to pump blood through the lungs, and it may be harder for you to breathe. Over time, this can weaken the heart muscle. Pulmonary hypertension

  • The Clinical Picture of Acute Pulmonary Embolism

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    Introduction The clinical picture of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is not similar from various aspect of its pathophysiological course presenting from minimal symptoms to variety of severity of disease like severe hypoxia, hypotension, right heart failure and death1. Massive pulmonary embolism is defined as obstruction of blood flow to a lobe or multiple segments of the lung, or for unstable hemodynamics, i.e. failure to maintain blood pressure without supportive measures.” This case highlights about

  • Pathology and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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    The pulmonary vasculature contains arteries and arterioles, which branch in the lungs to create a dense capillary bed to provide blood flow. The pulmonary capillary bed is a high-volume, low-pressure, low-resistance system that delivers blood to and from the lungs via the arterial and venous circulation systems. The right ventricle of the heart is responsible for pumping blood to the pulmonary artery and to the lungs so it can be oxygenated while the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood to the tissues

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis : A Type Of Disease

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    Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Jasmine A. Bowers Keiser University Associates of Science Radiologic Technology RTE 1814 A-B August 7, 2015 ABSTRACT Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a type of disease that can happen differently in each person. The medical definition of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a disease marked by scarring in the lungs which can be very chronic. However, statistics state that this disease affects just about 128,000 people in the United States. Also