A 51-year-old member asked:
What's the difference between hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?
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Dr. Michael Klein answered
20 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Hypertension loosly refers to high blood pressure of any cause, but usually the routine high blood pressure in all arteries in the body. Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery, vein or capillaries and can be caused by disease in the lung, sleep apnea, blood clots in the lung, or direct disease of the arteries themselves (primary pulmonary hypertension).
Answered on Sep 27, 2011
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