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Pulmonary Hypertension, Primary

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • PPH
  • Primary Obliterative Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Primary pulmonary hypertension is a rare, progressive disorder characterized by high blood pressure (hypertension) of the main artery of the lungs (pulmonary artery). The pulmonary artery is the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart through the lungs. Symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath (dyspnea) especially during exercise, chest pain, and fainting episodes. The exact cause of primary pulmonary hypertension is unknown.

Resources

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
801 Roeder Road, Ste 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301)565-3004
Fax: (301)565-3994
Tel: (800)748-7274
Email: adrienne@phassociation.org
Internet: http://www.phassociation.org

American Heart Association
8200 Brookriver Drive
Suite N-100
Dallas, TX 75247
Tel: (214)784-7212
Fax: (214)784-1307
Tel: (800)242-8721
Email: Review.personal.info@heart.org
Internet: http://www.americanheart.org

American Lung Association
1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
USA
Tel: (202)785-3355
Fax: (202)452-1805
Tel: (800)586-4872
Email: info@lungusa.org
Internet: http://www.lungusa.org

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20892-0105
Tel: (301)592-8573
Fax: (301)251-1223
Email: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

PHCentral
1309 12th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122-2213
Tel: (415)564-0707
Fax: (415)564-0707
Email: info@phcentral.org
Internet: http://www.phcentral.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/EmailForm.aspx
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD

International Scleroderma Network
7455 France Ave So #266
Edina, MN 55435-4702
Tel: (952)583-5735
Tel: (800)564-7099
Email: isn@sclero.org
Internet: http://www.sclero.org

UCSF Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave.
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: (415)353-2873
Fax: (415)353-2127
Email: referral.center@ucsfmedctr.org
Internet: http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/medical_services/heart_care/hypertension/index.html

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Last Updated:  4/26/2010
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