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Pulmonary hypertension (PH)is a very common clinical problem in cardiology.The classification of PH  has been little complex. Now we have a fairly clear scheme formulated in 2008 in a small beach side county of  California called Dana point .

I have tried to simplify it without affecting the core

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Category 1 is again divided into 5 categories

1.1 /1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5

Other categories( Category 2 to 5)

* Note there is a special category called 1 ‘ for pulmonary veno-occlusive disease .This should be distinguished from CTEPH


Remember  99 %  all  pulmonary hypertension will be constituted by the following  seven entities .

Idiopathic PAH  1.1

Familial PAH       1.2

Connective tissue disease 1.4.1

Congenital heart disease  1.4.4

Left sided valvular /Myocardial heart disease 2.3.3

Secondary to  COPD  3.1


In India  (probably worldwide ) the commonest  cause for  PH is  2.3.3

The updated pulmonary hypertension  classification is available here

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