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Pulmonary Hypertension

Smoking a Cause of pulmonary hypertension?

12/03/2005

Question:

Is there any clinical evidence that smocking might be a contributing cause to Pulmonary Hypertension?

Answer:

No, there is no evidence that smoking causes idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension.

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Response by:

Namita   Sood, MD, FCCP Namita Sood, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University