Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the arteries to your lungs. It is a rare lung disorder in which the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs become narrowed.
Pulmonary hypertension can cause the heart to overwork and become enlarged. This can eventually lead to heart failure.
Treating pulmonary hypertension involves treating the heart or lung disease, medicines, oxygen and sometimes lung transplantation.
Signs and Symptoms
- Shortness of breath with everyday activities
- Fainting spells
- Swelling in the ankles, abdomen or legs
- Bluish lips and skin
- Chest pain