PMID: 18368806Mar 29, 2008

Morphofunctional characteristics of pulmonary and bronchial arteries in bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, idiopathic fibrosing alveolitis

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L M MikhalevaG V Nekliudova


Morphological and morphometric studies have shown that secondary pulmonary hypertension is characterized by more pronounced pathological changes in the pulmonary arterial branches in severe chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) than in idiopathic fibrosing alveolitis. Secondary pulmonary hypertension does develop in atopic bronchial asthma. Moreover, there are more significant pathological changes in the pulmonary arteries than in the bronchial ones. In severe COLD, the development of emphysema affects that of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Pathological Accumulation of Air in Tissues
Pulmonary Hypertension
Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease

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