Pulmonary Hypertension Expert Forum
Blood pressure and PH
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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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Blood pressure and PH

Hello Dr Rich
Can you tell me whether blood pressure would generally  be high or low with pulmonary(arterial ?) hypertension with copd.
I often have cyanosis on my fingers and feet and sometimes my lips go blue.
Sometimes the tips of my fingers go very hot then ice cold and can last 10-15 minutes before returning back to normal.
Thank you
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