What Are the Causes for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH or PHTN) is a condition of elevated blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. Its symptoms include chest pain, breath shortness, tiredness, syncope, swelling of the legs, and a fast heartbeat. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is one type of pulmonary hypertension. There are no identifiable causes for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Some potential factors are as follows:
  • Using some drugs: illegal drugs such as methamphetamines and certain prescription diet drugs.
  • Gene mutation
  • Congenital heart disease
  • HIV infection
  • Chronic liver disease
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