Pulmonary Hypertension, Secondary

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Secondary

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Secondary pulmonary hypertension is a disorder of the blood vessels in the lungs. It usually is the result of other lung diseases or related diseases in other organs. Affected individuals have high blood pressure (hypertension) of the main artery of the lungs (pulmonary artery). The disorder is characterized by breathing difficulties, especially after exertion.

Resources

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

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Tel: (214)784-7212
Fax: (214)784-1307
Tel: (800)242-8721
Email: Review.personal.info@heart.org
Internet: http://www.heart.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/

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
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

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

PHA EUROPE, European Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Wilhelmstrasse 19
1120 Vienna
Austria
Tel: 43 1 402 37 25
Fax: 43 1 409 35 28
Email: info@phaeurope.org
Internet: http://www.phaeurope.org

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Last Updated:  5/14/2008
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