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Special Article
September 23, 2002

Pulmonary HypertensionHemodynamic Diagnosis and Management

Author Affiliations

From the Chatterjee Center for Cardiac Research (Dr Chatterjee) and the Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Program, School of Medicine (Dr De Marco), University of California, San Francisco; and the Department of Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson (Dr Alpert).

Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(17):1925-1933. doi:10.1001/archinte.162.17.1925

Hemodynamic classification of pulmonary hypertension relates to the hemodynamic mechanisms of pulmonary arterial hypertension, such as abnormalities of pulmonary blood flow, pulmonary vascular resistance, and pulmonary venous pressures. The therapeutic approaches can be directed to the hemodynamic mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension.