A 48-year-old member asked:
Is pulmonary hypertension hereditary?
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Dr. Michael Klein answered
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: Pulmonary hypertension is not one disease, but several, and how inherited it is depends on the type of disease and the cause. There is a type called familial pulmonary hypertension which is, by definition, inherited. Other types of pulmonary hypertension are caused by other conditions such as heart disease or sleep apneas. Blood clots to the lungs can be inherited and can also cause pulm htn.
Answered on Dec 8, 2014
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