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Is pulmonary hypertension acquired disease?

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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.

Answered 6/10/2015

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Dr. Charles Burger answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

Generally yes: Usually, it is acquired; however, up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may have a genetic or heritable cause.

Answered 7/7/2020

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