Lung cancer triggers pulmonary hypertension

Lung cancer triggers pulmonary hypertension

IMAGE: Hypertension associated with lung cancer: In the diagram, a tumor is shown in the right lung. Histological comparison of two blood vessels shows dramatic thickening of the wall of the... view Shortness of breath and respiratory distress often increase the suffering of advanced-stage lung cancer patients. These symptoms can be triggered by pulmonary hypertension, as scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim and the German Center for Lung Research found after examining more than 500 patients. The pulmonary hypertension observed is possibly due to immune and inflammatory processes triggered by cancer cells...

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