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What is pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: High BP in the lungs

High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah).
Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated.

In brief: High BP in the lungs

High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah).
Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. George Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: See below

Normal pulmonary artery pressure (pap) in a person living at sea level has mean value of 12-16 mm of hg.
Pulmonary hypertension is present when mean pa pressure is above25 mm of hg at rest or 30 mm of hg with exercise!

In brief: See below

Normal pulmonary artery pressure (pap) in a person living at sea level has mean value of 12-16 mm of hg.
Pulmonary hypertension is present when mean pa pressure is above25 mm of hg at rest or 30 mm of hg with exercise!
Dr. George Mathew
Dr. George Mathew
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