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The vasculature of a particular organ system usually shares pathological alterations with other blood vessels or is specifically involved in diseases of the organ system as a whole. Ordinarily, then, it might seem difficult to justify a treatise on the pulmonary vasculature alone. The state of the vessels of the lung, however, is intimately related to the function of the respiratory and circulatory systems. Alterations in these vessels are the cause of or a result of disordered cardiopulmonary function. The use of the cardiac catheter and the continuing development of methods for the detailed study of abnormalities in gas exchange
The Pathology of the Pulmonary Vasculature.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:168. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-1-168_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(1):168.
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