Pulmonary Hypertension and the Right Ventricle
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a chronic, heart and lung condition that increases the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, causing shortness of breath, dizziness, and chest pain among other symptoms.
PH can also lead to right heart failure if left without medical intervention, a serious complication that can lead to death. In this video, shared by Luke Howard, Dr. Howard, a consultant respiratory physician, talks about the right ventricle (which is responsible for pumping blood to the lungs by way of the pulmonary artery) in pulmonary hypertension, it’s physiology and the importance of this ventricle in patients.
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