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Pulmonary Hypertension (cont.)

Pulmonary Hypertension Risk Factors

Because there are many conditions that can lead to pulmonary hypertension (as listed above), the risk factors for these conditions may also be considered risk factors for pulmonary hypertension. Therefore, the list for the risk factors for pulmonary hypertension may be very extensive.

Primary pulmonary hypertension (or idiopathic pulmonary hypertension) is largely sporadic, but it may be associated with a genetic mutation. A minority of these cases is seen in families (familial), and these may be also linked to a genetic predisposition.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2014

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