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How are pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure interrelated?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Closely

Impaired left heart function leads to elevated filling pressure of the left heart and this pressure is transmitted to the right heart creating pulmonary htn, this is the most common cause of pulmonary htn.
When the right heart is the primary heart disease it reuslts in the right heart enlarging and pushing into the left heart. This will impair the forward flow of blood by the heart.

In brief: Closely

Impaired left heart function leads to elevated filling pressure of the left heart and this pressure is transmitted to the right heart creating pulmonary htn, this is the most common cause of pulmonary htn.
When the right heart is the primary heart disease it reuslts in the right heart enlarging and pushing into the left heart. This will impair the forward flow of blood by the heart.
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Dr. Ali Valika
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Elevated pressures

Secondary pulmonary hypertension is often a manifestation of left heart disease, as the pulmonary veins drain into the left atrium. When the left atrial pressures are high with heart failure, then that pressure is transmitted into the pulmonary veins, and eventually also goes into the pulmonary arteries, leading to secondary pulmonary hypertension.

In brief: Elevated pressures

Secondary pulmonary hypertension is often a manifestation of left heart disease, as the pulmonary veins drain into the left atrium. When the left atrial pressures are high with heart failure, then that pressure is transmitted into the pulmonary veins, and eventually also goes into the pulmonary arteries, leading to secondary pulmonary hypertension.
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