PH = Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary = the lungs
- Hypertension = high blood pressure
PH is a disease of abnormally high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. In PH, the pulmonary arteries become narrowed, and can be scarred to the point of being closed.
Patients with PH develop symptoms such as shortness of breath, tiredness, and swelling of the feet and ankles.
PH is a serious illness, and can be life-threatening.