Pulmonary Hypertension | Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medic

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Pulmonary Hypertension


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an increased blood pressure in the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, or capillaries, together known as the lung vasculature. This condition leads to severe breathlessness, dizziness, fainting and swelling of legs. Ernst von Romberg traced the features of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in 1891 for the first time. It is one of the six different types of Pulmonary Hypertension that may attack aspiratory corridors, aspiratory veins that supply blood to lungs.

The right side part of the heart must work hard for the efficient blood circulation throughout the body. The heart, with the passage of time becomes fragile, leading to a complete breakdown. This visible through breathlessness, pain in upper right half of the stomach, and hustling pulse are regular side effects for aspiratory hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension may also lead to various side effects including Chest Pain, Fatigue, Lethargy and Swelling of the legs (Edema).

Individuals affected due to pulmonary hypertension must immediately visit the doctor in case any side effects. Diagnostic methods such as echocardiogram and electrocardiogram are used to detect and diagnose the illness.

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