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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)

Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease is the medical term for disease affecting the blood vessels leading to or from the lungs. Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is characterized by the blockage (occlusion) of the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich (oxygenated) blood from the lungs to the heart (the pulmonary veins). Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is a rare disorder classified as a subgroup of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The term was coined in 1966; prior to this, the…


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