General Medicine: Open Access

ISSN - 2327-5146

Oyku Gulmez

Oyku Gulmez
University Istanbul Medical and Research Center,
Oymacı, Altunizade, Istanbul

  • Review Article
    Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Review for Definition, Epidemiology, Pathology, and Diagnosis
    Author(s): Oyku GulmezOyku Gulmez

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by progressive and persistent restriction of airflow with a prevalence of 19-25%. The main symptoms are shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production. Smoking is the most common cause and quitting smoking is the only action which prevents developing and progressing of COPD. Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) which is defined as a mean pulmonary artery pressure of ≥ 25 mmHg measured by right heart catheterization at rest is a common complication of COPD and it has been investigated under the title of "Class III: Pulmonary Hypertension due to Pulmonary Disease and/or Hypoxia" according to the updated clinical classification in the 5th World Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium. Although pathogenesis is complex, it often involves HPV and pulmonary vascular remodeling. In this.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2327-5146.1000293

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