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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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