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The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology Pulmonary hypertension caused by left heart disease [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2010; 10(Suppl 2): 42-46 | DOI: 10.5152/akd.2010.130

Pulmonary hypertension caused by left heart disease

Betül Erer1, Mehmet Eren2
1Dr. Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Siyami Ersek Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İstanbul

Increased resistance to pulmonary venous drainage is the main mechanism in pulmonary hypertension (PH) developing due to left heart disease. This condition may occur as a result of various diseases affecting left ventricle, left atrium, mitral or aortic valves. Pulmonary hypertension is the common and well-recognized complication of left ventricular systolic dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension accompanying chronic heart failure is related to increased mortality. Treatment should be tailored according to the underlying disease.

Keywords: Pulmonary hypertension, left heart disease

Betül Erer, Mehmet Eren. Pulmonary hypertension caused by left heart disease. Anatol J Cardiol. 2010; 10(Suppl 2): 42-46