High blood pressure which is a result of faulty arteries of the lungs and the right side of the heart is known as pulmonary hypertension. As the arteries of the lungs or the heart are either blocked or have narrowed they hamper the smooth flow of blood from the heart to the lungs, this causes a rise in the pressure within the lungs. The pressure build-up leads to the overexertion of the heart, in an effort to pump more blood into the lungs. The symptoms of pulmonary hypertension are breathing troubles, fatigue, dizziness and sudden fainting, chest pain, swelling of the ankles and legs and high heart palpitations.
HOW IS PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
Heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension occurs because of gene mutation