National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Pulmonary Hypertension is the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is high blood pressure in the arteries to your lungs. It is a serious condition. If you have it, the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to your lungs become hard and narrow. Your heart has to work harder to pump the blood through. Over time, your heart weakens and cannot do its job and you can develop heart failure.
Symptoms of PH include
As PH worsens, you may find it hard to do any physical activities.
There is no cure for PH. Treatments can control symptoms. They involve treating the heart or lung disease, medicines, oxygen, and sometimes lung transplantation.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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