Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) is a disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in pulmonary artery pressure, normal pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and increased pulmonary vascular resistance. Some of the common signs of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension include fatigue caused by the heart having to pump harder, fainting, difficulty in breathing and many more.
HOW IS PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Cardiologist diagnoses Primary Pulmonary Hypertension by conducting imaging tests to look inside the body.
HOW IS PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION TREATED?
In most of the cases, medication is used to deal with the symptoms of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 1998, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension was changed to Primary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) since the latter name was more descriptive of the condition.