01 January 2015 by Norbert Voelkel, Jose Gomez-Arroyo, Shiro Mizuno

Comparison between pulmonary hypertension in the setting of COPD/emphysema (left) and pulmonary hypertension due to left ventricular dysfunction (right)

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Voelkel NF,Gomez-Arroyo J,Mizuno S.COPD/emphysema: The vascular story.Pulmonary circulation. 2011 ;1:320-6.

Comparison between pulmonary hypertension in the setting of COPD/emphysema (left) and pulmonary hypertension due to left ventricular dysfunction (right). Both conditions affect the lung vessels and can lead to right heart failure. The loss of myocardial capillaries is emphasized. *Diastolic dysfunction as a consequence of myocardial fibrosis.

 

Additional keywords: COPD,right heart failure,emphysema,left ventricle,inflammation

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