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Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: A Summary

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: A Summary

While many people are familiar with traditional cardiac hypertension, primary pulmonary hypertension is often overlooked. It can be fatal when left untreated. An intact circulatory system is important for adequate blood flow to all parts of the body. Primary pulmonary hypertension occurs when there is an increase in pressure within the pulmonary artery. Blood delivers [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension

Normally, the pressure in the lung circulation is five times lower than blood pressure in the arteries. Any abnormal elevation in the arterial or venous pulmonary pressures can lead to pulmonary hypertension (elevated pressure in the lung circulation). Pulmonary hypertension is a multifactorial disease causing breathlessness on exertion, fatigue, and hypoxemia (lowered oxygen levels in [...]

August 2, 2011 More