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Pulmonary Hypertension

Let’s get you breathing better.

Cause Unknown

In the U.S., there are an estimated 500 to 1,000 new cases of pulmonary hypertension diagnosed each year, but the actual number of cases is unknown. The exact cause is also unknown. It is most common in women between the ages of 21 and 40, but anyone can develop it. Pulmonary hypertension is an increase in blood pressure in your pulmonary artery, vein or capillaries, causing shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting and other symptoms.

Different Types

The primary types of pulmonary hypertension are pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), pulmonary venous hypertension (PVH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), but other types exist as well.

Regardless of the type, PH can be debilitating – and deadly – but INTEGRIS is here to help, with a multi-discipline team that will do everything in their power to treat your breathing problem and fight diseases of your lungs and airways. We’ll work together get you breathing easier.

Learn More About Pulmonary Hypertension

An increase in blood pressure in your pulmonary artery can cause not only alarming symptoms – it can be debilitating and life-threatening. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and support services. SEE MORE