6 doctors weighed in:
Is pulmonary hypertension hereditable?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If you have primary pulmonary hypertension there are several classes of drugs to treat it.
Tracleer, (bosentan) revatio, letaris are some of the drugs that can be used in the right situation.

In brief: Yes
If you have primary pulmonary hypertension there are several classes of drugs to treat it.
Tracleer, (bosentan) revatio, letaris are some of the drugs that can be used in the right situation.
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: Usually not
Primary pulmonary hypertension usually strikes at random, without any clear familial tendency.
Nobody understands why. Other pulmonary hypertension is secondary to some other lung disease. Best wishes.

In brief: Usually not
Primary pulmonary hypertension usually strikes at random, without any clear familial tendency.
Nobody understands why. Other pulmonary hypertension is secondary to some other lung disease. Best wishes.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: It may be inherited
Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause.
Research studies have identified a genetic abnormality affecting bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 (bmpr2) that appears to predispose a patient to pah. Fortunately, even if an individual inherits the abnormal gene, the likelihood of developing pah is only 1 in 5.

In brief: It may be inherited
Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause.
Research studies have identified a genetic abnormality affecting bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 (bmpr2) that appears to predispose a patient to pah. Fortunately, even if an individual inherits the abnormal gene, the likelihood of developing pah is only 1 in 5.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes and No
Not all forms of pulmonary hypertension are heritable.
Pulmonary hypertension can develop due to severe chronic lung or heart disease, chronic thrombotic disorders, sickle cell disease & rare blood vessel disorders. Certain rare types of pulmonary hypertension associated with bmpr-2 mutations are heritable. Please consult a lung specialist for full diagnostic work up.

In brief: Yes and No
Not all forms of pulmonary hypertension are heritable.
Pulmonary hypertension can develop due to severe chronic lung or heart disease, chronic thrombotic disorders, sickle cell disease & rare blood vessel disorders. Certain rare types of pulmonary hypertension associated with bmpr-2 mutations are heritable. Please consult a lung specialist for full diagnostic work up.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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