Hypertension Essay Examples

hypertension occurs because of increased vasoconstriction of pulmonary capillaries as well as their destruction in emphysema (Koda-Kimble, 2012). As a systemic consequence of COPD, cachexia and anemia may also result.  References Koda-Kimble, M. A. (2012). Koda-Kimble and Young's applied therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Santos-Gallego, C. G., Picatoste, B., & Badimón, J. J. (2014). Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Current atherosclerosis reports, 16(4),...

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HYPERTENSION Introduction Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) refers to a continuous and severe disease that causes abnormal pressure in the pulmonary artery, resistance in the pulmonary vascular that initiates failure in the right side of the heart and eventually death of an individual (Steele, et al. 9). Scientists have carried out research and come up with various treatment for the disease. As a result, different drugs are used in the treatment of the disease with epoprostenol being the most common type of agent used for this treatment. However, there are some complications associated with this agent like interference with the delivery system, infections and malfunctions of the pump (Steel, et...