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Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?
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Jin Packard
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes for some lung dz
Any condition that causes pulmonary hypertension (emphysema/copd, sleep apnea, fibrosis, scleroderma, etc) can lead to cor pulmonale (right-heart failure) which stagnates venous flow and cause liver problems.
Cancer or infection of the lung can sometimes lead to dic, a life-threatening condition in which clots block small blood vessels all over the body.

In brief: Yes for some lung dz
Any condition that causes pulmonary hypertension (emphysema/copd, sleep apnea, fibrosis, scleroderma, etc) can lead to cor pulmonale (right-heart failure) which stagnates venous flow and cause liver problems.
Cancer or infection of the lung can sometimes lead to dic, a life-threatening condition in which clots block small blood vessels all over the body.
Jin Packard
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Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lungs and vessels
Since smoking is the most common cause of lung disease and smoking causes vascular disease, it is not uncommon for people with lung disease to also have vascular disease.
Vasculitis is disease of the blood vessels that can affect the lungs. Not all lung diseases cause vascular disease.

In brief: Lungs and vessels
Since smoking is the most common cause of lung disease and smoking causes vascular disease, it is not uncommon for people with lung disease to also have vascular disease.
Vasculitis is disease of the blood vessels that can affect the lungs. Not all lung diseases cause vascular disease.
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