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pediatric pulmonary vascular diseases

Sunday 15 January 2006

Pulmonary vascular disease comprises any congenital or acquired pathology of the intrinsic pulmonary vessels with the unique feature of pulmonary arteries carrying unsaturated blood and pulmonary veins carrying oxygenated blood.

See also

-  pulmonary hypertension (PH)

  • pre-capillary PH
  • post-capillary PH

- capillary resistance vessels

  • pulmonary pre-acinar
  • intra-acinar arteries

- vasoconstriction
- vascular remodelling
- thrombosis of small pulmonary arteries
- pulmonary vascular resistance


- Lang IM, Bonderman D, Kneussl M, Marx M. Paediatric pulmonary vascular disease. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2004 Sep;5(3):238-48. PMID: 15276136