Review Articles

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Women

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Abstract

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by pathological hemodynamic elevation in pulmonary artery pressure. Development of international registries over the last decade has raised awareness about the disease, leading to the development of new and improved therapies. Paradigm shifts such as these warrant review of existing literature regarding PAH, especially in females, as the disease continues to affect women more than males. The aim of this review is to provide an update on the classification, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of PAH while focusing specifically on its impact on women.

Keywords:

pulmonary artery hypertensionhypertensionwomenpregnancy
  • Year: 2017
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Page/Article: 224-237
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-13-4-224
  • Published on 1 Oct 2017
  • Peer Reviewed