World Health Organization Group I Pulmonary Hypertension: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology.
Cardiol Clin. 2016 Aug;34(3):363-74
Authors: Prins KW, Thenappan T
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a debilitating disease characterized by pathologic remodeling of the resistance pulmonary arteries, ultimately leading to right ventricular (RV) failure and death. In this article we discuss the definition of PAH, the initial epidemiology based on the National Institutes of Health Registry, and the updated epidemiology gleaned from contemporary registries, pathogenesis of pulmonary vascular dysfunction and proliferation, and RV failure in PAH.
PMID: 27443134 [PubMed - in process]