What are the diagnostic considerations of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Ronald J Oudiz, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Pulmonary vascular disease can be associated with portal hypertension and connective-tissue diseases. Other associations with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) include exposure to anorexigens and likely other alpha-adrenergic stimulants (eg, cocaine, amphetamines) and HIV seropositivity. Other problems to be considered include cor pulmonale, pulmonary embolism, and cardiogenic pulmonary edema.

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