Pulmonary Hypertension Directory
Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the arteries leading from the heart to the lungs. Pulmonary hypertension is a different condition than ordinary high blood pressure (hypertension). Many different conditions can cause pulmonary hypertension, including congestive heart failure, blood clots in the lungs, HIV infection, and more. In most patients, pulmonary hypertension has an identifiable cause. Although there's no cure, treatments can reduce the symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension, including shortness of breath. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about pulmonary hypertension, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
An overview of pulmonary hypertension and its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.
How the Heart Works
The human heart is an amazing machine. WebMD explains how it works.
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
WebMD provides information on pulmonary vascular disease, including symptoms, tests, and treatments.
How to Diagnose High Blood Pressure
Hypertension is a "silent killer" because it is without symptoms. WebMD explains how high blood pressure is diagnosed.