Pulmonary Hypertension in Left Heart Disease

Yogesh N.V. Reddy, Barry A. Borlaug

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Pulmonary hypertension is common in left heart disease and is related most commonly to passive back transmission of elevated left atrial pressures. Some patients, however, may develop pulmonary vascular remodeling superimposed on their left-sided heart disease. This review provides a contemporary appraisal of existing criteria to diagnose a precapillary component to pulmonary hypertension in left heart disease as well as discusses etiologies, management issues, and future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-58
Number of pages20
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Heart failure
  • Left heart disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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