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What's the difference between hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
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).
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Different location: When hypertension is used, it is referring to elevated blood pressure in the systemic blood vessels. Pulmonary hypertension is increased blood pressure in the pulmonary (lung) blood vessels. Hope this helps!
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
hypertension can be easily measured with a blood pressure cuff. Pulmonary hypertension can be checked with ultrasound or sonography.
Jan 25, 2012
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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One is in the lungs: Our blood pressure generally averages around 120/80 although lower is not necessarily bad. When it gets to 130/90 and above this is considered hypertension. The normal pressure in the arteries in the lungs is 25/15 because the right side of the heart only has to push blood through the lungs, not the whole body. When this pressure gets above 35/20 it's pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
PH or HTN: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (PH) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. The diagnosis requires heart catheterization. Systemic hypertension (HTN) is high blood pressure in the rest of your circulation and is diagnosed with a blood pressure cuff by the doctor.

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What's the difference between regular hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

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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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What is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

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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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Difference between pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary atrial hypertension?

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Pah: They are the same, you mean pulmonary arterial hypertension. It is high blood pressure in the lung circulation. It needs to be evaluated and treard.
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What is the difference between pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary hypertension, if there is a difference?

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