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How is pulmonary hypertension vs. Regular hypertension?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Very different

Pulmonary hypertension is high pressure in the lungs and associated with chest pain, shortness of breath and fainting spells.
Essential or systemic hypertension is different and is high pressure in blood vessels outside of the lungs. It can cause headaches, cheat pain but usually no fainting spells.

In brief: Very different

Pulmonary hypertension is high pressure in the lungs and associated with chest pain, shortness of breath and fainting spells.
Essential or systemic hypertension is different and is high pressure in blood vessels outside of the lungs. It can cause headaches, cheat pain but usually no fainting spells.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: No

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is abnormally high blood pressure (BP) in the arteries of the lungs whereas hypertension refers to high BP in the systemic circulation measured by a BP cuff on the arm.

In brief: No

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is abnormally high blood pressure (BP) in the arteries of the lungs whereas hypertension refers to high BP in the systemic circulation measured by a BP cuff on the arm.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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