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Is pulmonary hypertension an inherited disease?

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Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
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.
Answered on Apr 4, 2016
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