Pulmonary Vascular Disease. Pulmonary Circulatuion. Dual supply Pulmonary arteries Bronchial arteries Low pressure system Pulmonary artery receives entire cardiac output (a filter). Low pressure system…. Thin walled vessels Low incidence of atherosclerosis At normal pressures.
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At normal pressures
Localised – pneumonia
Generalised – adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Pressure increase forces fluid into interstitial space. Initially compensated by lymphatic drainage
95% + of emboli are thromboemboli
- Virchow’s triad