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Heart Failure in Acute Pulmonary Hypertension

  • R. M. Prewitt
  • J. Ducas
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 6)

Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension may be present in a variety of clinical conditions. For example, certain patients with the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) may develop severe pulmonary hypertension as a consequence of the underlying lung disease [1]. The increase in right ventricular (RV) afterload may decrease cardiac output (CO) and tissue O2 delivery and may impair survival [1, 2,]. In another example, short-term mortality is reported to increase when hypotension complicates pulmonary emboli. For example, mortality in patients, where the diagnosis has been confirmed angiographically is reported to be 6%, increasing to greater than 30% if hypotension develops [3, 4].

Keywords

Pulmonary Hypertension Right Ventricular Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Right Ventricular Function 
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