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Niveles sanguíneos de oxígeno crónicamente bajos pueden ocasionar hipertensión pulmonar (presión sanguínea alta en los pulmones) y, posiblemente, cor pulmonale. Esta condición recibe también el nombre de insuficiencia ventricular derecha y se caracteriza por un aumento del tamaño del ventrículo derecho. El tratamiento se debe centrar en la enfermedad subyacente y puede implicar oxigenoterapia, una dieta baja en sal o bloqueadores del canal de calcio.
- Last Reviewed on 05/29/2012
- Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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