Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 16, 2018
  • Author: Hakim Azfar Ali, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the pathophysiology of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What causes pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What are the immune-mediated causes of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What are the infectious causes of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What are the genetic causes of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What are the toxic causes of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of radiation exposure in the etiology of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of oral contraceptives in the etiology of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the prevalence of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the prognosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

DDX

Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease?

Workup

How is pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) differentiated from pulmonary edema?

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of pulmonary function tests in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of echocardiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of chest radiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of angiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of ventilation-perfusion scanning in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of cardiac catheterization in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of lung biopsy in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

Treatment

How is pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) treated?

What is the role of lung transplantation in the treatment of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of epoprostenol in the treatment of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of warfarin (Coumadin) in the treatment of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of oxygen supplementation therapy in the treatment of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of immunosuppressants in the treatment of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of steroids in the treatment of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

What is the role of antithrombotic agents in the treatment of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressants are used in the treatment of Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease?

Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants are used in the treatment of Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease?

Which medications in the drug class Vasodilators are used in the treatment of Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease?