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Can children get pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sometimes there are congenital cardiac defects that can cause pulmonary hypertension even in newborns.
While rare, a pulmonary embolism can cause acquired pah in a child. Primary pah can occur in the teen years. Secondary pH can occur with lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes there are congenital cardiac defects that can cause pulmonary hypertension even in newborns.
While rare, a pulmonary embolism can cause acquired pah in a child. Primary pah can occur in the teen years. Secondary pH can occur with lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Children can certainly--and unfortunately--develop pulmonary hypertension.
I care for many with the condition.

In brief: Yes

Children can certainly--and unfortunately--develop pulmonary hypertension.
I care for many with the condition.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Children

In brief: Children

Children can have pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

There children are at risk of developing this disease.
If you are concerned about a child having this disease, you should ask your pediatrician. The sooner this disease is identified the better it is for the patient.

In brief: Yes

There children are at risk of developing this disease.
If you are concerned about a child having this disease, you should ask your pediatrician. The sooner this disease is identified the better it is for the patient.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Dr. Fernando Torres
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