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can children get pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Sometimes there are congenital cardiac defects that can cause pulmonary hypertension even in newborns. While rare, a pulmonary embolism can cause acquired pah in a child. Primary pah can occur in the teen years. Secondary pH can occur with lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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