What is PH?


PH = Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Pulmonary = the lungs
  • Hypertension = high blood pressure
  • PH is a disease of abnormally high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries

In PH, the pulmonary arteries become narrowed, and can be scarred to the point of being closed.

Patients with PH develop symptoms, such as shortness of breath, tiredness, and swelling of the feet and ankles.

PH is a serious illness, and can be life-threatening.

Blood Flow in the Pulmonary Arteries