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What are the effects of pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: PH symptoms

High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah).
Idiopathic pah has no known cause. Symptoms are non-specific and often include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, light headedness, and even exertional fainting.

In brief: PH symptoms

High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah).
Idiopathic pah has no known cause. Symptoms are non-specific and often include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, light headedness, and even exertional fainting.
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple effects

Phtn is a progressive disease that affects the blood vessels of the lungs causing them to become narrow.
Over time, the right side of the heart starts failing causing dyspnea, fatigue, edema, fluid retention, passing out spells and can even cause death. If you or a relative has this disease, you should be seen by a phtn specialist.

In brief: Multiple effects

Phtn is a progressive disease that affects the blood vessels of the lungs causing them to become narrow.
Over time, the right side of the heart starts failing causing dyspnea, fatigue, edema, fluid retention, passing out spells and can even cause death. If you or a relative has this disease, you should be seen by a phtn specialist.
Dr. Fernando Torres
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Three main effects

There are numerous effects of pulmonary hypertension.
The three main symptoms include chest pain, faint (known as syncope) and dyspnea (shortness of breath). Patients with pulmonary hypertension can have low cardiac output which decreases blood flow to the body & brain; this in turn can result in fainting spells. Shortness of breath increases with the severity of pulm htn.

In brief: Three main effects

There are numerous effects of pulmonary hypertension.
The three main symptoms include chest pain, faint (known as syncope) and dyspnea (shortness of breath). Patients with pulmonary hypertension can have low cardiac output which decreases blood flow to the body & brain; this in turn can result in fainting spells. Shortness of breath increases with the severity of pulm htn.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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