The hearts of patients with pulmonary hypertension need to work harder to properly pump the blood, which makes them enlarged, weakened and more susceptible to complications such as right heart failure. It can also be related to other diseases.
For more info, here’s a list of 11 diseases related to pulmonary hypertension you should be aware of:
Lupus-associated pulmonary hypertension can be due to a number of issues. PH symptoms may involve left heart dysfunction, right heart dysfunction, inflammation of the small blood vessels in the lung, pulmonary embolism (blood clots) or irritation of the area around the air sacs. Each of these symptoms requires different treatments making lupus-associated PH more complex than PH on its own.