Pulmonary hypertension is continuous high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery. The average blood pressure in a normal pulmonary artery is about 14 mmHg when the person is resting. In PH, blood pressure is usually greater than 25 mmHg. PH is a serious condition for which there are beneficial treatments, but no cure.
There are two types of PH:
Echocardiogram or a chest x-ray may be able to determine if you have pulmonary hypertension. These images show how well your heart is functioning. Please consult a physician if you have any of these symptoms.
The following drug therapies are FDA-approved for the treatment of PH.