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Is pulmonary hypertension the same as hypertension?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Pulmonary HTN refers to increased pressures in the arteries between the heart and lung downstream from the right ventricle while hypertension refers to systemic arterial high blood pressure (the arteries that are downstream from the left ventricle.

In brief: No
Pulmonary HTN refers to increased pressures in the arteries between the heart and lung downstream from the right ventricle while hypertension refers to systemic arterial high blood pressure (the arteries that are downstream from the left ventricle.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Different
They are different.
The pressure generated by the left side of the heart and arteries of the body in general is referred to as hypertension. On the other hand the pressure generated by the right side of the heart and the arteries of the lungs is pulmonary hypertension. Both can be dangerous and need evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Different
They are different.
The pressure generated by the left side of the heart and arteries of the body in general is referred to as hypertension. On the other hand the pressure generated by the right side of the heart and the arteries of the lungs is pulmonary hypertension. Both can be dangerous and need evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Pulmonary hypertension is basically high blood pressure in the heart and lungs and can be caused by many diseases, and is unrelated to systemic hypertension.

In brief: No
Pulmonary hypertension is basically high blood pressure in the heart and lungs and can be caused by many diseases, and is unrelated to systemic hypertension.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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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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