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What is pulmonary hypertension? What causes high blood pressure in the lungs?
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.02.11]
Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the blood vessels that collect oxygen from the lungs.The oxygenated blood is supplied to the rest of the body via the relevant pumping chamber of the heart. Hypertension in this respiratory loop of our circulation is a progressive and serious condition.
Source: MedicineNet Congestive Heart Failure Specialty [2013.11.25]
Title: Pulmonary Hypertension
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM