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Is pulmonary hypertension a hereditary condition?

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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: It may be inherited

Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause.
Research studies have identified a genetic abnormality affecting bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 (bmpr2) that appears to predispose a patient to pah. Fortunately, even if an individual inherits the abnormal gene, the likelihood of developing pah is only 1 in 5.

In brief: It may be inherited

Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause.
Research studies have identified a genetic abnormality affecting bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 (bmpr2) that appears to predispose a patient to pah. Fortunately, even if an individual inherits the abnormal gene, the likelihood of developing pah is only 1 in 5.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Sometimes

It is felt that about 7-10% of patients with the idiopathic form of phtn( what we used to call primary pulmonary hypertension) have a genetic condition predisposing them to develop this disease.

In brief: Sometimes

It is felt that about 7-10% of patients with the idiopathic form of phtn( what we used to call primary pulmonary hypertension) have a genetic condition predisposing them to develop this disease.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Dr. Fernando Torres
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Pulmonary HTN

Yes, there is a category of pulmonary hypertension that is familial.
I have reviewed several case reports about this. It does not seem that be that common in every day practice.

In brief: Pulmonary HTN

Yes, there is a category of pulmonary hypertension that is familial.
I have reviewed several case reports about this. It does not seem that be that common in every day practice.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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