What is the prognosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

Updated: Oct 16, 2018
  • Author: Hakim Azfar Ali, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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The prognosis in pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is grim. Most patients have a rapidly progressive course with most reported patients dying within two years of diagnosis without proper treatment. [30, 31] Currently available PAH therapies do not appear to have a profound effect on survival in patients with PVOD. (See Treatment and Medication.)


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