Introduction: Primary pulmonary hypertension


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Primary pulmonary hypertension: High lung artery blood pressure from unknown causes.

Primary pulmonary hypertension: Primary, or unexplained, pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a rare lung disorder in which the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery rises far above normal levels for no apparent reason. The pulmonary artery is the blood vessel carrying oxygen-poor blood from the right ventricle, one of the pumping chambers of the heart, to the lungs. In the lungs, the blood picks up oxygen and then flows to the left side of the heart, where it is pumped by the left ventricle to the rest of the body through the aorta. 1

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1. excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: NHLBI

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