A 34-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Hahnanswered
Cardiology 30 years experience
Peripheral vs Lung: Systemic arterial hypertension or just regular hypertension is elevated pressure in aorta or peripheral circulation (arms, legs). Pulmonary hypertension is elevated pressure in the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. Pulmonary hypertension usually has different causes, prognosis and much different treatment than systemic arterial hypertension.
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Dr. Lokesh Guglanianswered
Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
Different entities: Arterial hypertension refers to high pressures in your systemic circulation (blood vessels in your entire body other than lung). Pulmonary hypertension refers to high pressures in the blood vessels that supply blood into the lungs. The two conditions are different & require different treatments. Please consult your doctor to get more information & tests that can be done to diagnose & treat them.
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Dr. Fernando Torresanswered
Pulmonology 29 years experience
Good question: Nikita, pulmonary hypertension is an elevation of the pressures in the blood vessels in the lungs. Arterial hypertension( I am assuming systemic hypertension) is the elevation of the pressures in the arms. Pulmonary hypertension is very dangerous as it is caused by damage in the blood vessels in your lungs and the medications are very different from systemic hypertension.
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Dr. Charles Burgeranswered
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
PH and PAH: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is often first detected by echocardiogram and may be caused by a variety of conditions. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is caused narrowing of the small lung arteries and must be diagnosed by heart catheterization. PAH requires treatment by an expert specialist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What's the difference between regular hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
Lung vs body: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is when there is an increase in pressure in the pulmonary circulation, leading to shortness of breath, regular hypertnesion is when there is an increase in the blood pressure in the arteries thoughout the rest of the body.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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