Nick Kim

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Diagnosing and Classifying Pulmonary Hypertension

I. Pulmonary Hypertension: What every physician needs to know. Pulmonary hypertension is defined as mean pulmonary arterial pressure of 25 mm Hg or greater. Pulmonary hypertension therefore is a description rather than a diagnosis. Once pulmonary hypertension is detected, careful diagnostic steps are necessary to ensure accurate diagnosis, followed by appropriate evidence-based treatment. Elevation of…

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