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What do the symptoms of pulmonary vascular disease vary according to?

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The symptoms of pulmonary vascular disease vary according to several factors:

For example, a sudden, large pulmonary embolism blocking a large pulmonary artery can cause severe shortness of breath and chest pain. But a very small pulmonary embolism (blocking only a small blood vessel) may cause no noticeable symptoms.

  • The suddenness of the process affecting the pulmonary blood vessels
  • Which pulmonary blood vessels are affected (where the pulmonary vascular disease is)
  • How much of the pulmonary vascular system is affected

From: Pulmonary Vascular Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 17, 2017

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