Pulmonary vaso-occlusive disease

Alternative names
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease

Definition
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease is a rare form of primary Pulmonary hypertension (High blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs) in which progressive obstruction of the pulmonary veins leads to elevated blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs.

see Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease.

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Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Harutyun Medina, M.D.

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