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Can children get pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Donald Elton
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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.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: There children are at risk of developing this disease. If you are concerned about a child having this disease, you should ask your pediatrician. The sooner this disease is identified the better it is for the patient.
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Children : Children can have pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 16 years experience
Yes: Children can certainly--and unfortunately--develop pulmonary hypertension. I care for many with the condition.

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What makes a child get primary pulmonary hypertension?

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