Caveat medicus! Pulmonary hypertension in the elderly: A word of caution

Barry A. Boilson, John A. Schirger, Barry A Borlaug

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Abstract

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a common but under-recognized cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH), particularly among the elderly. While elevated pulmonary artery pressures are clearly associated with increased mortality in HFpEF, it remains unknown whether or how pulmonary vascular disease in HFpEF should be treated. This case emphasizes the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion for HFpEF in elderly patients presenting with PH and illustrates potential hazards associated with selective pulmonary vasodilation in this growing population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Heart Failure
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

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Pulmonary Hypertension
Heart Failure
Vascular Diseases
Vasodilation
Pulmonary Artery
Lung Diseases
Pressure
Lung
Mortality
Population

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Pulmonary hypertension

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Caveat medicus! Pulmonary hypertension in the elderly : A word of caution. / Boilson, Barry A.; Schirger, John A.; Borlaug, Barry A.

In: European Journal of Heart Failure, Vol. 12, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 89-93.

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