Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare but life-threatening lung disorder that damages the vessels responsible for transporting blood from the heart to the lungs, known as the pulmonary arteries.
There is currently no cure for pulmonary hypertension, and if not treated it can lead to death. However, there are treatments to help cope with the symptoms. Pulmonary hypertension can be both caused by, or cause, other diseases.
Among these diseases is sarcoidosis, a multisystem inflammatory disease characterized by noncaseating granulomas, particularly in the lungs and intrathoracic lymph nodes.
But how do pulmonary hypertension and sarcoidosis relate?
Pulmonary hypertension is a serious complication of sarcoidosis. The combination of the two diseases can occur in any patient, but it is more common among patients in an advanced stage.
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