Pulmonary hypertension is a serious rare lung disease that causes high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, which forces the heart to work harder to pump deoxygenated blood to the lungs. Over time, PH can cause heart failure.
In this National Jewish Health video shared in July 2014, Dr. Brett Fenster, director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Center, in Denver, explains the symptoms of the disease that can often be confused with other lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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