Definition of Pulmonary Hypertension | Harvard Medical School Continuing Education

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What are the new diagnostic criteria of pulmonary hypertension? What are the most common causes of pulmonary hypertension? How does the World Health Organization (WHO) clinically classify pulmonary hypertension?
Dr. Jenna McNeill, MD, faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital, reviews the updated hemodynamic definitions for pulmonary hypertension and the classifications for pulmonary hypertension based on the WHO and hemodynamic profiles. Causes of pulmonary hypertension are also discussed: Pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (Lung Disease); Post-capillary pulmonary hypertension (Heart Disease); and High cardiac output states.

00:00 | Introduction
00:34 | A new definition of pulmonary hypertension
02:53 | Causes of pulmonary hypertension
04:42 | World Health Organization classes

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