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Are pulmonary hypertension and hypertension two different things?
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: PH
High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah).
Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have.

In brief: PH
High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah).
Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have.
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Absolutely
Phtn is high pressure in the blood pressure in your lungs.
This can only be measured accurately with a cardiac catheterization. While hypertension is what we call systemic hypertension and is the one measured with the blood pressure cuff in the doctors office.

In brief: Absolutely
Phtn is high pressure in the blood pressure in your lungs.
This can only be measured accurately with a cardiac catheterization. While hypertension is what we call systemic hypertension and is the one measured with the blood pressure cuff in the doctors office.
Dr. Fernando Torres
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Pulmonary HTN
They are different entities.
Systemic HTN deals with the pressure of blood being pumped from the left ventricle which supplies blood to the rest of the body. The right ventricle supplies deoxygenated blood to the lungs so that it could be oxygenated. When the pressure is too high on the right side patients experience shortness of breath and low oxygen levels. This is typical symptoms of pulm htn.

In brief: Pulmonary HTN
They are different entities.
Systemic HTN deals with the pressure of blood being pumped from the left ventricle which supplies blood to the rest of the body. The right ventricle supplies deoxygenated blood to the lungs so that it could be oxygenated. When the pressure is too high on the right side patients experience shortness of breath and low oxygen levels. This is typical symptoms of pulm htn.
Dr. Craig Brown
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