Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. It makes the right side of the heart work harder than normal.
Pulmonary hypertension may be caused by:
Shortness of breath or lightheadedness during activity is often the first symptom of pulmonary hypertension. Heart palpitations may also be present.
Other symptoms include:
In order to diagnose pulmonary hypertension, a Deborah Heart and Lung Center physician may order the following tests:
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