Left Heart Disease-Related Pulmonary Hypertension

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Cardiol Clin. 2022 Feb;40(1):69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2021.08.007.


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to left heart disease (LHD; group 2 PH) is a common complication of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and is often related to disease severity and duration of these diseases. PH due to LHD is associated with negative impact on outcomes in addition to worse symptoms and exercise capacity. Risk factors for group 2 PH are older age, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and features of metabolic syndrome. The main mechanisms for group 2 PH are believed to be vascular remodeling secondary to sustained elevated intravascular pressure.

PMID:34809918 | DOI:10.1016/j.ccl.2021.08.007

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