What's the difference between Arterial hypertention and Pulmonary hypertension?

I read up somewhere that hypertension in general means arterial hypertension.
then what does pulmonary arterial hypertension mean?

Written By Nurse007

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  • flippylovesthebeach January 13, 2009, 7:14 am

    HI! Really, pulmonary hypertension and arterial hypertension are the same. they just "upgraded" from PH to PAH to help docs distinguish from SPH and PPH and the like. SPH is secondary ph to someting like lupus, hole in the heart, etc. PPH is idiopathich or without known cause. mine is PPH and I've had it for going on 8 yrs or so. There are alot of places on the web to find great info and support for PAH. PHCentral.org and of course PHAssociation.org. are the two biggies.

    take care!
    flippy ^i^

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