When your heart is working efficiently, it helps to deliver oxygenated blood to your cells. Blood becomes oxygenated by passing through the lungs via the pulmonary artery and smaller blood vessels. If your heart doctor diagnoses you with pulmonary hypertension, it means that your blood pressure has become high in the arteries in your lungs. This video explains more.
Pulmonary hypertension occurs when the blood vessels in your lungs narrow, changing the rate at which blood flows through them. To compensate, your heart has to beat harder, which can lead to heart disease and congestive heart failure.
If you have this or other heart conditions in Phoenix, let the cardiologists at Cardiac Solutions provide the comprehensive care you need. You can find out more about the heart conditions we treat by calling (623) 876-8816.