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Could hypertension lead to pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Tauseef Qureshi
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension and one specific cause is from left heart disease.
If systemic high blood pressure (hypertension) remains untreated for a long time, it can cause consequences to the left ventricle of the heart and cause problems of relaxation or thickening. This in turn causes high pressure in the left side of the heart and ultimately backup of blood and Pulm Hyptn.

In brief: Yes

There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension and one specific cause is from left heart disease.
If systemic high blood pressure (hypertension) remains untreated for a long time, it can cause consequences to the left ventricle of the heart and cause problems of relaxation or thickening. This in turn causes high pressure in the left side of the heart and ultimately backup of blood and Pulm Hyptn.
Dr. Tauseef Qureshi
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: No

Systemic hypertension (blood pressure measured with a cuff on the arm) is not related to pulmonary hypertension (blood pressure estimated/measured with an ultrasound of the heart or right heart catheterization).
Having systemic hypertension does not increase the risk for pulmonary hypertension.

In brief: No

Systemic hypertension (blood pressure measured with a cuff on the arm) is not related to pulmonary hypertension (blood pressure estimated/measured with an ultrasound of the heart or right heart catheterization).
Having systemic hypertension does not increase the risk for pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: HTN leading to PH

Chronic hypertension can lead to left heart failure (systolic or diastolic) that can lead to pulmonary hypertension (PH) but not normally to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

In brief: HTN leading to PH

Chronic hypertension can lead to left heart failure (systolic or diastolic) that can lead to pulmonary hypertension (PH) but not normally to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

Systemic hypertension may lead to a thickened, stiff left ventricle that results in high left heart pressure that is transmitted backwards to the right heart.
Such a situation is called pulmonary venous hypertension.

In brief: Yes

Systemic hypertension may lead to a thickened, stiff left ventricle that results in high left heart pressure that is transmitted backwards to the right heart.
Such a situation is called pulmonary venous hypertension.
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

There are many forms of pulmonary hypertension.
One of them is called "associated with heart disease". Patients with uncontrolled systemic hypertension are at risk of developing "diastolic dysfunction" and this can then cause pulmonary hypertension.

In brief: Yes

There are many forms of pulmonary hypertension.
One of them is called "associated with heart disease". Patients with uncontrolled systemic hypertension are at risk of developing "diastolic dysfunction" and this can then cause pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Fernando Torres
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