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  • Interstitial Lung Disease

    Interstitial Lung Disease

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:52 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:52:43 GMT
    Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is a general term that includes a variety of chronic lung disorders. When a person has ILD, the lung is affected in three ways. First, the lung tissue is damaged in someMore >>
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

    Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:51 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:51:49 GMT
    When all known causes of interstitial lung disease have been ruled out, the condition is called "idiopathic" (of unknown origin) pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). There are several theories as to what may causeMore >>
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    Pulmonary Hypertension

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:50 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:50:39 GMT
    What is it? High blood pressure in the arteries that supply the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (PHT). The blood pressure measured by cuff on your arm isn't directly related to the pressure inMore >>
  • Bronchoscopy


    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:49 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:49:15 GMT
    Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at your airway through a thin viewing instrument called a bronchoscope. During a bronchoscopy, your doctor will examine your throat, larynx ,More >>