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What is the significance of primary hypertension?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No underlying cause
Primary hypertension, also called essential hypertension, means high blood pressure without a known underlying cause.
It is diagnosed with two separate blood pressure readings above 140/90. Hypertension can cause damage to the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes, so it should be treated appropriately by a physician.

In brief: No underlying cause
Primary hypertension, also called essential hypertension, means high blood pressure without a known underlying cause.
It is diagnosed with two separate blood pressure readings above 140/90. Hypertension can cause damage to the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes, so it should be treated appropriately by a physician.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Pulmonary htn
Largely depends on severity if the pulmonary artery systolic pressure is over 35 mmhg than a work is needed to find a cause .
It can be seen as a result of lung disease . In some cases primary pulmonary hypertension is the cause which is a serious condition with a poor prognosis.

In brief: Pulmonary htn
Largely depends on severity if the pulmonary artery systolic pressure is over 35 mmhg than a work is needed to find a cause .
It can be seen as a result of lung disease . In some cases primary pulmonary hypertension is the cause which is a serious condition with a poor prognosis.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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