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Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
No: Complications of pulmonary HTN include acute right heart failure insitu pulmonary clots and eventual refractory respiratory failure. This is related to progressive pulmonary artery narrowing, which is a hallmark of the disease not a complication of it.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Pulm hypertension: Pulmonary hypertension is a vascular condition. It can be from multiple PE. Common vascular condition is atherosclerosis, aka hardening of the arteries, plaque. Other vascular conditions include inflammatory, congenital, and traumatic. Stop smoking, take your blood pressure, diabetic and cholesterol meds. Exercise and follow up with your docs. Hypertension is a driver of artery disease.
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
PH and Vascular Dis: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) refers to a condition that involves vascular narrowing of the pulmonary arteries. Ph is not generally associated with other vascular disease.

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