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High Blood Pressure: When Your Lungs Have High Blood Pressure

December 29, 2013

Did you know that your lungs can have high blood pressure, too? And it may be a sign of a serious disease called pulmonary hypertension – a condition in which high pressure in the arteries of your lungs makes it difficult for your lungs to oxygenate blood for use by the rest of your body. In this post to HealthConnection, UT Health Northeast cardiology expert Dr. Dudley Goulden answers questions about pulmonary hypertension.


Questions:

  1. What is pulmonary hypertension?
  2. Is pulmonary hypertension different from high blood pressure?
  3. What causes pulmonary hypertension?
  4. What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension?
  5. Why is diagnosing pulmonary hypertension challenging?
  6. How is pulmonary hypertension treated?
  7. UT Health Northeast is the only health care facility in our region that uses nitric oxide to diagnose pulmonary hypertension. Why is this significant?
  8. Is there anything that can be done to avoid getting pulmonary hypertension?

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