Pulmonary Hypertension Expert Forum
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Pulmonary hypertension is a condition associated with high blood pressure in the arteries that connect your heart with your lungs. It is a serious condition for which there are many emerging treatments but no definite cure. In this disease, the blood vessels that carry oxygen-poor blood from your heart to your lungs become hard and narrow, which causes your heart to work harder to pump the blood. This forum is a place to ask questions about Pulmonary Hypertension. Some examples are: What caused me to get pulmonary hypertension? How is pulmonary hypertension diagnosed? What treatment options are available?

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genlhMay 18, 2013
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Hi Doctor, It's been almost a year since my last post, my shortness of breath persists and now i'm experiencing a...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Mar 05, 2013
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Feb 22, 2013
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Feb 18, 2013
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