Pulmonary Hypertension and Sickle Cell Anemia

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In a recent collaborative research project published in the PLOS one journal entitled “Risk Factors of Pulmonary Hypertension in Brazilian Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia,” researchers suggest that patients suffering from sickle cell anemia (SCA) have higher risks of developing pulmonary hypertension (PH).

A number of risk factors have been identified as causing PH, including genetics, toxins, and associated medical conditions such as chronic kidney failure on dialysis, congenital heart disease, and infections. In a recent published study, researchers suggest that PH may also be caused by SCA.

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