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Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension: Introduction

Pulmonary hypertension: Abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries supplying the lungs that may be caused by a number of factors, including damage from fibrosis. (Source: excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS) ... more about Pulmonary hypertension.

Pulmonary hypertension: Pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. The condition may be caused by such things as lung conditions (e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchitis), heart conditions (e.g. congestive heart failure, birth defects involving heart), AIDS or medications such as fenfluramine (a diet drug). Sometimes it occurs for no apparent reason and is called primary pulmonary hypertension. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pulmonary hypertension is available below.

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Pulmonary hypertension: Complications

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Causes of Pulmonary hypertension

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Pulmonary hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pulmonary hypertension

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Prognosis for Pulmonary hypertension

Prognosis for Pulmonary hypertension: Early detection and prompt treatment can significantly improve symptoms and long-term outcomes.

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Clinical Trials for Pulmonary hypertension

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Article Excerpts about Pulmonary hypertension

Abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries supplying the lungs that may be caused by a number of factors, including damage from fibrosis. (Source: excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS)

Definitions of Pulmonary hypertension:

Increased pressure with the the pulmonary circulation, usually secondary to cardiac or pulmonary disease. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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