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Chest. 2016 Jul;150(1):226-36. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.01.007. Epub 2016 Jan 22.

Persistent Challenges in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address: hopperr@email.chop.edu.
2
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO.

Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension and related pulmonary vascular diseases cause significant morbidities and high mortality and present many unique challenges toward improving outcomes in neonates, infants, and children. Differences between pediatric and adult disease are reflected in controversies regarding etiologies, classification, epidemiology, diagnostic evaluations, and therapeutic interventions. This brief review highlights several key topics reflecting recent advances in the field and identifies persistent gaps in our understanding of clinical pediatric pulmonary hypertension.

KEYWORDS:

pediatric cardiology; pediatric pulmonary; pulmonary hypertension

PMID:
26836930
PMCID:
PMC6026244
DOI:
10.1016/j.chest.2016.01.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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