Pulmonary hypertension in children

Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs. 

In children it is often associated with heart problems. If there are problems with the left side of your child’s heart, the right side has to work harder to pump blood through their lungs. This increases pressure in the arteries in the lungs.

You can read more about pulmonary hypertension here.

Last medically reviewed: September 2016. Due for review: September 2019

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