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When Your Lungs Have High Blood Pressure – Dr. Dudley Goulden

Did you know that your lungs can have high blood pressure, too? And it may be a sign of a serious disease called pulmonary hypertension – a condition in which high pressure in the arteries of your lungs makes it difficult for your lungs to oxygenate blood for use by the rest of your body. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Northeast cardiology expert Dr. Dudley Goulden answers questions about pulmonary hypertension.

What is pulmonary hypertension? (first question)

Is pulmonary hypertension different from high blood pressure? (skip to 0:43)

What causes pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 1:33)

What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 2:25)

Why is diagnosing pulmonary hypertension challenging? (skip to 3:08)

How is pulmonary hypertension treated? (skip to 4:10)

UT Health Northeast is the only health care facility in our region that uses nitric oxide to diagnose pulmonary hypertension. Why is this significant? (skip to 5:26)

Is there anything that can be done to avoid getting pulmonary hypertension? (skip to 6:34)

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