oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Capillary pressure-induced lung injury : fact or fiction?: registrar prize

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... REGISTRAR PRIZE 56 Capillary pressure-induced lung injury : fact or fiction? we see that an increase in vascular pressure may be transmitted to the lung capillaries from either the pulmonary arterial, or the pulmonary venous compartment. By far the most common cause of pulmonary capillary hypertension is pulmonary congestion due to left heart disease. It is important to keep in mind that even in healthy subjects, pulmonary arterial wedge pressure may rise above 20mmHg during severe exercise, thus causing significant capillary hypertension. Pulmonary capillary hypertension can also result from severe pulmonary arterial hypertension or pulmonary venoconstriction. This may be ..

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