Pulmonary hypertension

A new case report at Kagoshima City Hospital, Kagoshima, Japan describes in a newborn with Bohring-Opitz Syndrome Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). Children with Pulmonary (= lungs) hypertension (= high blood pressure) have small passageways,  blood vessels, in the lungs and because these passageways are so narrow, there is a very high blood pressure in the pulmonary blood vessels. The heart therefore has to work much harder than normal so that the body gets enough oxygen. Children with PH may occasionally suffer from shortness of breath. 

Despite treatment, the infant died from the consequences of severe heart failure.

» Read here the article “Lethal persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn in Bohring–Opitz syndrome” by Masaya Kibe et al. (https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.38681)

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