PH Fact Of The Day

Today's fact is:

Chest pain is a fairly common symptom in patients with PPH, occurring in at least1/3 of patients. The cause is unknown, although many experts in the field suspectit is because the muscle wall of the right- sided pumping chamber of the heart,the right ventricle, is not getting enough blood supply to meet the needs of the increased work it has to do because of the high pulmonary artery pressure. Some also believe that stretching of the pulmonary blood vessels in response to high pressures can cause pain.


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