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Primary pulmonary hypertension

Primary pulmonary hypertension: Introduction

Primary pulmonary hypertension: Primary, or unexplained, pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a rare lung disorder in which the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery rises far above normal levels for no ... more about Primary pulmonary hypertension.

Primary pulmonary hypertension: Primary pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the arteries that carry blood to the lungs for no apparent reason. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Primary pulmonary hypertension is available below.

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Types of Primary pulmonary hypertension

  • Familial PPH - inherited form; only about 6-10% of cases.
  • Sporadic PPH - non-inherited form.
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Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a...read more »

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Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be...read more »

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Primary, or unexplained, pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a rare lung disorder in which the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery rises far above normal levels for no apparent reason. The pulmonary artery is the blood vessel carrying oxygen-poor blood from the right ventricle, one of the pumping chambers of the heart, to the lungs. In the lungs, the blood picks up oxygen and then flows to the left side of the heart, where it is pumped by the left ventricle to the rest of the body through the aorta. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: NHLBI)

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Primary pulmonary hypertension is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Primary pulmonary hypertension, or a subtype of Primary pulmonary hypertension, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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