Diseases and Conditions

There are several different categories of pulmonary hypertension, all of which our team is skilled and experienced in detecting and managing. As your doctor will explain, your particular type of pulmonary hypertension will determine your care plan.

We have considerable experience treating patients who simultaneously have mixed and often different reasons for their PH.

The categories of Pulmonary Hypertension are:

Potential Risk Factors

Although anyone can potentially develop pulmonary hypertension, older adults are more likely to suffer from secondary pulmonary hypertension, which refers to PH that is caused by another underlying medical problem. This type of pulmonary hypertension is more common than is idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.

On the other hand, young people more typically experience idiopathic pulmonary hypertension (IPH). IPH is also more common in women than it is in men and can be inherited.

If a family member develops idiopathic pulmonary hypertension and tests positive for a gene mutation that can cause the illness, your doctor or genetic counselor may recommend that other relatives be tested, as well.