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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is pulmonary hypertension acquired disease?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Secondary pulmonary hypertension refers to pulmonary hypertension secondary to an underlying etiology, such as lung disease or heart disease. So these are acquired causes of pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Generally yes: Usually, it is acquired; however, up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may have a genetic or heritable cause.

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Is pulmonary hypertension an inherited disease?

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Sometimes: There are some forms of pulmonary HTN that are inherited and there are some conditions that lead to pul HTN that are inherited but there are also forms of pul HTN that are not inherited.

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