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What does PVR stand for?

PVR stands for Pulmonary Vascular Resistance

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While the guidelines recommend against targeted therapies for RHC-confirmed PH, a trial of either a prostanoid or an endothelin-receptor antagonist is recommended for patients with confirmed PH and elevated pulmonary vascular resistance, normal pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, and related symptoms.
Cardiac catheterization is rarely indicated and reserved for patients who present after early infancy and, therefore, are at risk for elevated pulmonary vascular resistance, or any patient in whom the anatomy cannot be adequately defined by echocardiography.
Traditionally, pulmonary arterial hypertension is thought of as a disease of the peripheral lung vasculature, wherein excessive vasoconstriction and/or structural remodeling of the small pulmonary blood vessels are the major contributors to increased pulmonary vascular resistance and right ventricular overload.