Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

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:

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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.