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  • Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure on the lungs.
  • High blood pressure on the lungs can be due to a number of different causes.
  • Some forms of pulmonary hypertension can be treated, reducing symptoms and improving quality of life.
  • If you have pulmonary hypertension, it is important to be reviewed in a specialist centre regularly as the treatment is very different depending on the cause.
  • Pulmonary hypertension is best managed by a team of healthcare workers including cardiologists, respiratory physicians, rheumatologists, specialist nurses, and physiotherapists.

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Reviewed on: 14-03-2018