In this video from UMMS Marketing and Comms, Dr. Guaram V. Ramani, an assistant professor of medicine, talks about the three groups of pulmonary hypertensions and the different treatment approaches for each group, along with the screening process and general symptoms.
Dr. Ramani explains that group 2 pulmonary hypertension is the most common form and occurs due to an underlying left heart disease; risks for this include smoking, high blood pressure and being overweight. Group 3 pulmonary hypertension occurs due to existing lung diseases, and group 1 is the rarest type and is called pulmonary arterial hypertension, it is often a complication of other illnesses such as scleroderma, HIV or liver disease.
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