Management of pulmonary hypertension and Down syndrome

P. King*, R. Tulloh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Down syndrome (DS) is strongly associated with pulmonary hypertension, but there are many causes requiring a multi-disciplinary approach to the problem. Nearly half of children with DS have upper airway obstruction and the same proportion have congenital heart disease, both of which may cause pulmonary hypertension. Additional problems include pulmonary hypoplasia, structural lung disease and gastro-oesophageal reflux. It is no longer acceptable to ignore these symptoms as early treatment may be preventative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume65
Issue numbers174
Early online date15 Dec 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Bibliographical note

Special issue: Pulmonary Hypertension Reviews: an IJCP Companion Journal

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