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GUIDELINES
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 127-130

Saudi Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension: Challenges in managing pulmonary hypertension in the developing countries


1 Department of Cardiology, CARE Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Pulmonary Medicine Division, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Sastry K S Bhagavatula
MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, CARE Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.134059

PMID: 25076991

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There is scant published data about pulmonary hypertension (PH) from the developing countries. True prevalence of the disease, its biology, etiology and response to treatment are not well known, and they are likely to be somewhat different from that of the developed countries. In this review, we will discuss the main challenges for managing PH in developing countries and propose real-life recommendations to deal with such difficulties.


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